National History Day Resources

These UA Museum of the North resources are provided for teachers, students, and parents to plan, research, and design National History Day exhibits.

The Fairbanks National History Day Fair is held every spring.

Workshop Notes

Connecting With History: Past, Present, Future
Students can use this method of historical inquiry (Past, Present, Future) to plan and develop a history day exhibit.

Making Exhibits for National History Day
Students can follow design guidelines that make history day exhibits organized, authoritative, and attractive.

Writing and Editing for Clarity and Comprehension in an Exhibit Setting
Students can use these methods to clearly write compelling information for their history day exhibit and edit it to the required length.

Exhibit Planning Resources

Exhibit Planning Chart
An illustration of how a National History Day exhibit can be organized using the Past, Present, Future methodology as historical inquiry.

Three-Step Planning Guide for National History Day Exhibits
Planning steps to define a project topic, use support resources, and develop a storyline.

Writing and Editing for an Exhibit Setting
A detailed handout on methods to write compelling information for a history day exhibit and edit it to the required length.

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These resources were produced by UA Museum staff and Maida Buckley, Professor of Education, UAF. This website is produced by the University of Alaska Museum of the North as part of a grant from the US Department of Education, Teaching American History Project, awarded to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.