March 21, 2019

NHD 2016: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Economy, Science & Technology

NHD 2016: CMHEC Topic Ideas - Economy, Science & Technology

Below you will find Library of Congress resources curated by TPS-Barat that relate to National History Day 2016 topic ideas from the Chicago Metro History Education Center. This set specifically focuses on economy, science & technology but all topic ideas are related to the 2016 NHD theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.

Interest in this area involves studying labor,  trade, business, advertising, consumerism

Arbitration: Exchanging Mediation of Labor & Capital to Solve Encounters (e.g. Stockyards 1918, Clothing Workers, etc.)

Charles Gates Dawes and the Dawes Plan: Exchanging Peace for Reparations

Exchanging Millions for Philanthropic Works: Julius Rosenwald

Exploring Retail: Montgomery Ward, Marshall Fields

The Making of Standard Time Zones: Facilitating Exchange

Silver vs. Gold Struggle: Encountering Populism

Railroads: Transcontinental Railroad

The Creation of Suburbs

Exploring New Methods of Trade: Role of the Illinois Central Railroad in Chicago

Cyrus McCormick and the Exchange between Productivity and Farming

Encountering the 1918 Influenza Epidemic and Exploring New Ways of Public Health

Encountering Transportation in the Service of Exchange: The I&M Canal versus Shipping and Railroads

Explorations in Communication: Telephone….Telegraph and the Impact of Faster Exchanges

More CMHEC Topic Ideas

More NHD-related resources from TPS-Barat

National History Day project resources

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