March 21, 2019

NHD 2015: Preparing for National History Day

The legacy of the 19th to the 20th century

The Library of Congress is the perfect place to find primary source analysis strategies, tools and resources for National History Day (NHD) 2015: Leadership & Legacy in History. To help teachers prepare to guide students in researching and creating a NHD project, TPS-Barat will be offering an online teacher professional development workshop in November as well as teaming up with Chicago Metro History Education Center (CMHEC) to offer some face-to-face training. TPS-Barat will also make a presentation the CMHEC History Fair Teachers Kickoff & Reception Tuesday, October 14 from 4pm to 6pm at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton, Chicago 60610 so if you’re in the Chicago Metro area, please join us. Last, but not least, TPS-Barat will be posting resource lists to help students jump start their research and advice as they go along, so be sure to check in frequently for NHD 2015 posts.

Below we have provided a list of links to help you get started.

National History Day 2015 Theme: Leadership and Legacy in History article

Important Elements of Leadership and Legacy a student’s perspective by Kayla Uplinger

National History Day

NHD state affiliates

Illinois History Fairs

Chicago Metro History Education Center

History of the Great Lakes States and Century Past Library

NHD Contest Rule Book

NHD presentation categories

Related Resources

NHD 2015: Free Primary Source Primer PD

NHD 2015: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Power, Authority & Governance and Reform & Social Justice

NHD 2015: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Economics, Science, Art, Architecture & Design

NHD 2015: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Women and Civil Rights

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