November 19, 2018

NHD 2019: Choosing a Topic for a History Project & Getting Started

The graphic above from the Chicago Metro History Fair (CMHF) is a great encapsulation of how to choose a topic for a history fair project. In addition, ask yourself the questions listed below.Does the topic relate to the 2019 National History Day (NHD) theme: Triumph & Tragedy in History? For Illinois students, does the topic relate to local or Illinois state history? Does the topic really interest you? Do you have a personal connection to the topic? (It’s not necessary but it … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: 20th-Century World History

Spanish Influenza: The Tragedy of a Deadly Virus in WartimeThe Influenza Epidemic of 1918 (Spanish Flu) timeline and select historical newspaper articles Influenza 1918-1919 historical newspaper coverage Spanish flu 1918-1919 historical newspaper coverage Influenza spread by droplets sprayed from nose and throat U. S. Treasury dept. Public health service, 1918 Joint Resolution To aid in combating "Spanish influenza" and other communicable diseases 65th Congress, October 1, 1918 … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: World History Before the 20th Century

Athens, Sparta, and the Battle of MarathonHistory of the Great Persian War, from the Histories of Herodotus 1875 History of Persia: Battle of Marathon History of Greece Volume 5 .pdf file (use find function to find mentions of Marathon) H.Res.1704 - Honoring the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon 111th Congress (2009-2010) Athens primary sources & other resources Sparta primary sources & other resourcesSaladin: Military Triumph During the Crusades … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: European History 20th Century

Emmeline Pankhurst and her Struggle for Suffrage in Great BritainEmmeline Pankhurst image set Emmeline Pankhurst news clippings and other texts More Emmeline Pankhurst texts Emmeline Pankhurst U.S. historical newspaper coverage Emmeline Pankhurst Encyclopædia Britannica My great-grandmother, Emmeline Pankhurst, would still be fighting for equality today The Guardian 3 March 2016 Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Woman Suffrage collectionsThe Easter Rising: The Triumphs … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: European History 16th-19th Centuries

King Henry VIII Versus the Catholic ChurchBill Nye’s History of England from the Druids to the Reign of Henry VIII 1899 (includes illustrations) The Early Tudors. Henry VII.: Henry VIII 1899 The Youth of Henry VIII; a Narrative in Contemporary Letters 1913 The Life of Cardinal Wolsey 1827 Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn at Cardinal Wolsey’s print of painting Henry VIII & Pope Clement VII 16th-century sources British History OnlineCatherine de’ Medici and the Huguenots … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: European History to 1500

The Crusades: A Tragedy of Religious ProportionCrusades resource set Books about the Crusades The Crusades resources World Digital Library The Crusades The Metropolitan Museum of Art Religious images related to the Crusades The Crusades Encyclopædia Britannica The Crusades: The Clash of Civilization BBC History Documentary The Crusades: An Arab Perspective AljazeeraMarco Polo: Economy of the Silk RoadMarco Polo Map of the Far East and adjacent Pacific The … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: U.S. History 20th Century Post WWII

The Tragedy of McCarthyismMarshall [George C.] and McCarthyism from America's Library Red Scare - Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues More cartoons about Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism from Herblock's History exhibition More cartoons about Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism from Herblock! exhibition Creating Cartoons: Art and Controversy Library of Congress Blog June 2, 2015 A Climate of Fear - Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: U.S. History 20th Century Through WWII

The Jungle and the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906Chicago meat packing primary sources The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Topics in Chronicling America - Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 timeline & select newspaper articles More 1906 historical newspaper coverage of the Pure Food and Drug Act Upton Sinclair Jungle 1906 historical newspaper coverage The Determinants of Progressive Era Reform. The Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906 2004 The Pure Food and Drug Act US House of … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: U.S. History Civil War to Late 19th Century

The First Battle of Bull Run: Anticipated Union Triumph Leads to TragedyToday in History: First Battle of Bull Run brief background & primary sources Related resourcesToday in History: Second Battle of Bull Run Civil War primary sources, secondary sources, teaching resourcesThe Triumphs and Tragedies of the Transcontinental RailroadToday in History: Transcontinental Railroad Completed primary sources, secondary sources, related resourcesReconstruction: … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: U.S. History Early to Mid 19th Century

The Missouri Compromise: Unable to Hold Off the Tragedy of the Civil WarSpeech of Mr. Van Dyke, on the amendment offered to a bill for the admission of Missouri into the Union, prescribing the restriction of slavery as an irrevocable principle of the state constitution 1820 More Missouri compromise primary sources & background Related resourcesTimely Connections: Slavery & Compromise Primary Source Learning: Slavery (U.S.) Primary Source Spotlight: Slavery … [Read more...]