Sikh History Day 2021

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Sikh History Day

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Sikh History Day
THEME 2020-2021: Communication in History: The Key to Understanding

Sikh History Day (SHD) is a program that seeks to ignite a spark among students that will push them to research and educate themselves on Sikh topics. We have an extremely rich history that is begging for young scholars to dive head-first into it. What we do is take the general National History Day competition and incentivize young Sikhs to study their own history and enter the competition.

The Sikh History Day competition will be a statewide virtual competition held in mid-February. Sikh Honors And Service Society (SHSS) members will compete for prizes. This competition will be held using all the requirements and specifications for the national history day competition. The regions covered are: Southern California, Bakersfield, Fresno, the 209-region, Bay Area, Sacramento, and Yuba City. Each Regional participant will be able to ask their Community Organizer for a review session before the competition. 

The County competition is usually in late February/early March. Find your county website and see the day of the competition here. We encourage all SHD participants to also enter their county competition. If you win the County competition, you have a chance to qualify for the state and national competition!

There are 3 sections of Sikh History Day

  • Exhibit Competition
  • Paper Competition
  • Documentary Competition

CLICK HERE for examples of the different sections

At this Sikh History Day competition, you will compete for a grand prize in each category. *Prizes: To Be Announced Soon*

Topic this year: Communication in History: The Key to Understanding

Students will spend the 2020–2021 school year delving into a topic based on the theme of Communication in History: The Key to Understanding in Sikh History. You will ask questions that lead you down the path of discovery of not just what occurred, but how it occurred and, most importantly, why it happened and what the consequences were. As you set out to research your topic, you will discover the basic facts first, but then you will need to look deeper. You will go on to examine the factors that contributed to the development of your topic, its influence on Sikh history, and the effect it had on the Sikh community, Sikh society, Sikh nation, and the Sikh world.

Each year History Day uses a theme to provide a lens to study history. The theme is always broad enough so that you can select topics from any place (local, national, or world history) and any time period. Once you choose your topic, you investigate historical context, historical significance, and the topic’s relationship to the theme by conducting research in libraries, archives, and museums; through oral history interviews; and by visiting historic sites. This year’s theme, Communication in History: The Key to Understanding in Sikh History, requires you to view history through multiple perspectives.

Registration Requirements:

1. You MUST be a high school student. 

2. You MUST be a SHSS member; all dues must be paid!

3. Your topic MUST be pre-approved by your community organizer before you begin working on your project.

If you have any questions or need ideas for a topic, please contact your local community organizer: 
Kern County: Harveen Kaur - 661-331-0403 - harveen@jakara.org 
Fresno County: Jaskeet Kaur - 559-304-5250  - jaskeet@jakara.org
209 Area: Jaspreet Kaur - 209-596-9847  - jaspreet@jakara.org 
Bay Area: Ragini Kaur - 510-929-1145 - ragini@jakara.org 
Sacramento: Mandeep Singh - 916-398-6705 - mandeep@jakara.org 
Yuba City: Harkiren Kaur - 530-237-4608 - harkiren@jakara.org

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