A Student Competition That Brings the Past to Life.
History Day L.A. is an annual scholastic competition for public and private school students throughout Los Angeles County. The contest, one of the largest of its kind on the West Coast, focuses on both U.S. and global historical periods and figures.
Each March, more than 600 students from grades 4 to 12 present a panorama of activities based on a theme chosen for History Day competitions nationwide. Activities include dramatic portrayals and presentations of historical figures or events, exhibits, displays, videos, papers and websites.
History Day L.A. is designed to spark interest in history and the social sciences, and put students in virtual touch with the past. Participants compete for various awards, with top winners qualifying for the National History Day-California State Finals competition in April with a chance from there to compete in the National History Day Contest in June.