Guidelines for Historical Inquiry Project

Historical Inquiry Project-The first Alaska History performance standard (AH. HI 1) deals with historical inquiry. It requires that the student demonstrate an understanding of the methods of documenting history by planning and developing history projects, utilizing research tools such as: interviewing protocols, oral history, historical context, pre-interview research, primary sources, secondary sources, proper citation, corroboration, and cause and effect of historical events. National History Day contest offers a guide for students and teachers in developing and grading historical inquiry projects. To join the contest, view the national course website on how to create an entry:

  • Getting Started
  • Conducting Research
  • Creating an Entry
  • The Contest Rule Book
  • Evaluation forms

For more information about the Alaska contests, go to Alaska History Day website-