October 17, 2021

NHD 2022: Topic Selection, Research, Sources & More

We have compiled a big list of resources to help you dig deep into National History Day projects. Understanding NHD Projects Be sure to read the NHD 2022 rule book carefully! You should also check out this YouTube rules video playlist to review general rules for all NHD project categories, as well as category-specific rules. Explore the categories. Click the orange buttons to learn more about each category. Documentary project checklist evaluation form Ask an NEH … [Read more...]

NHD 2022: Moments in Diplomatic History – 20th Century Post World War II

Resource sets for a number of key moments in diplomatic history from the 20th century, post World War II, many of them identified in the National History Day 2022 Themebook, are linked to below. Further moments in history may be searched for in the Frontline Diplomacy: The Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) collection. Primarily focused on post-World War II diplomacy, from the late 1940s to the present day, the collection … [Read more...]

NHD 2022: Moments in Diplomatic History – Early 20th Century

Resource sets for a number of key moments in diplomatic history from the early 20th century, through World War II, many of them identified in the National History Day 2022 Themebook, are linked to below. Panama Canal (1903) Treaty of Portsmouth (1905) Russo-Japanese War: Topics in Chronicling America 1905 Portsmouth Treaty historical newspaper coverage Treaty-related image set Today in History: Theodore Roosevelt Today in History: Japan Dollar Diplomacy: Ending … [Read more...]

NHD 2022: Moments in Diplomatic History – 18th & 19th Centuries

Resource sets for a number of key moments in diplomatic history from the 18th & 19th centuries, many of them identified in the National History Day 2022 Themebook, are linked to below. Treaty of Paris (1763) Treaty of Paris 1763 Avalon Project Treaty of Paris, 1763 U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian Map Showing Imperial Context in North America before the 1763 Treaty of Paris Map Showing Imperial Context of North America after the 1763 Treaty of Paris … [Read more...]

NHD 2022: Debates in History

Three-Fifths Compromise & the Northwest Ordinance Indian Removal Learning from the Source: Indian Territory Resettlement Missouri Compromise The Spread of Slavery 1790-1860 census data visualization interactive map Speech 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 & … [Read more...]

NHD 2021: Topic Selection, Research, Sources & More

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 2021 National History Day (NHD) theme Communication in History: The Key to Understanding? Does the topic relate to local or state history? Does the topic really interest you? Do you have a personal connection to the topic? (It’s not necessary but it can be a good … [Read more...]

NHD 2021 Communication in History: Topic Ideas & Resources

Conventions, Expositions, Fairs Today in History: Woman’s Rights Conventions Paris Exposition resources World's Columbian Exposition resources World's Fair resources World's Fair St. Louis resources | timeline & select historical newspaper articles Methods of Communication Sign language Braille Political Cartoons Posters Movements Abolition Civil Rights Conservation Harlem Renaissance Woman Suffrage | Tactics in the March to Suffrage … [Read more...]

NHD 2020: Movements & Technologies Primary Sources & Resource Lists

The theme for National History Day 2020 is Breaking Barriers in History.  Below we have highlighted some movements and technologies that have sought to break barriers over time. While some of these may be broad, we encourage you to dig into the links to related primary sources and additional resources to find a particular aspect to focus on. Movements Abolition Bonus Army Civil Rights Conservation Harlem Renaissance New Deal & the Works Progress Administration Woman … [Read more...]

NHD 2020: People Primary Sources & Resource Lists

The theme for National History Day 2020 is Breaking Barriers in History.  Below we have highlighted some extraordinary people and groups across the ages and have provided you with links to related primary sources and additional resources. Activists  Grace Abbott Jane Addams Susan B. Anthony Mary McLeod Bethune Carrie S. Burnham Rachel Carson Carrie Chapman Catt Shirley Chisholm Anna Dickinson Dorothea Dix Frederick Douglass W.E.B. Du Bois Betty … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: 20th-Century World History

Spanish Influenza: The Tragedy of a Deadly Virus in Wartime The 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...]