July 23, 2022

NHD 2016: CMHEC Topic Ideas – Environment & Geography

Last Updated on October 11, 2020

NHD 2016 CMHEC Environment Geography

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 the environment and geography but all topic ideas are related to the 2016 NHD theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History. NOTE: historic newspaper coverage is from 1836-1922.

Black Hawk War: Violent Encounters, Exchanges for Land

Dreams of Empire: the French, British and Americans in Illinois Country

Early Explorers or Colonizers: The French in Illinois

Exchanging Urbanization for Green Space: The Forest Preserve System

Fort Dearborn Massacre: Exchanging Victory for Exile

Fur Trade: Chicago/Illinois’ Place in Global Economy of 18th Century

Keeping the Indiana Dunes as Nature: Exchanging Industrial Growth for Environmental Conservation

Zoos… Exchanging Showtime for Responsible Stewardship of Animals

More CMHEC Topic Ideas

More NHD-related resources from TPS-Barat

National History Day project resources


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