In the classroom, teachers and students can have thoughtful discussions about the strengths and areas of improvement needed to make ordinary History Day projects extraordinary. The assessment and checklists blow provide a useful framework for discussions and project improvement.
Additionally, teachers can utilize/modify documents to fit grading criteria.
General Project Checklist
Check out "Beyond the Bubble" a website dedicated to history assessment and the measurement of 21st century skills.
Checklists for Specific Projects