January 21, 2022

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

Last Updated on August 3, 2021

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

Below you will find Library of Congress resources curated by TPS-Barat that relate to National History Day 2015 topic ideas from the Chicago Metro History Education Center. This set specifically focuses on the economy, scientific innovation, art, architecture, and design but all topic ideas are related to the 2015 NHD theme: Leadership & Legacy in History. Links to more NHD and CMHEC content follow this resource list.

NOTE: historical newspaper coverage is from 1836-1922


The IWW—Leading the Way to Industrial Unionism

Legacy of the Haymarket Tragedy

Railroads and How Chicago Became the Center of the Nation

John Fitzgerald, Victor Olander, Chicago Federation of Labor and Progressive Unionism

Stockyards Industry

Mail Order Catalog Industry: Amazon’s Great-Great Grandparents

Scientific Innovation

Manhattan Project

Atoms for Peace

Arts, Architecture, Design, and Cultural History

Chicago’s Leadership in Architectural Engineering and Design

Jens Jensen: Architect of the Landscape

Redefining Dance: Katherine Dunham

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