December 16, 2019

NHD 2020: 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 220 National History Day (NHD) theme: Breaking Barriers in History? 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 thing.) Will you be … [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: Choosing a Topic for a History Project & Getting Started

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 2019 National History Day (NHD) theme: Triumph & Tragedy in History? For Illinois students, does the topic relate to local or Illinois state history? Does the topic really interest you? Do you have a personal connection to the topic? (It’s not necessary but it … [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...]

NHD 2019: World History Before the 20th Century

Athens, Sparta, and the Battle of Marathon History of the Great Persian War, from the Histories of Herodotus 1875 History of Persia: Battle of Marathon History of Greece Volume 5 .pdf file (use find function to find mentions of Marathon) H.Res.1704 - Honoring the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon 111th Congress (2009-2010) Athens primary sources & other resources Sparta primary sources & other resources Saladin: Military Triumph During the Crusades … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: European History 20th Century

Emmeline Pankhurst and her Struggle for Suffrage in Great Britain Emmeline Pankhurst image set Emmeline Pankhurst news clippings and other texts More Emmeline Pankhurst texts Emmeline Pankhurst U.S. historical newspaper coverage Emmeline Pankhurst Encyclopædia Britannica My great-grandmother, Emmeline Pankhurst, would still be fighting for equality today The Guardian 3 March 2016 Primary Source Spotlight: U.S. Woman Suffrage collections The Easter Rising: The Triumphs … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: European History 16th-19th Centuries

King Henry VIII Versus the Catholic Church Bill Nye’s History of England from the Druids to the Reign of Henry VIII 1899 (includes illustrations) The Early Tudors. Henry VII.: Henry VIII 1899 The Youth of Henry VIII; a Narrative in Contemporary Letters 1913 The Life of Cardinal Wolsey 1827 Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn at Cardinal Wolsey’s print of painting Henry VIII & Pope Clement VII 16th-century sources British History Online Catherine de’ Medici and the Huguenots … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: European History to 1500

The Crusades: A Tragedy of Religious Proportion Crusades resource set Books about the Crusades The Crusades resources World Digital Library The Crusades The Metropolitan Museum of Art Religious images related to the Crusades The Crusades Encyclopædia Britannica The Crusades: An Arab Perspective Aljazeera Marco Polo: Economy of the Silk Road Marco Polo Map of the Far East and adjacent Pacific The Travels of Marco Polo World Digital Library More books about … [Read more...]

NHD 2019: U.S. History 20th Century Post WWII

The Tragedy of McCarthyism Marshall [George C.] and McCarthyism from America's Library Red Scare - Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues More cartoons about Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism from Herblock's History exhibition More cartoons about Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism from Herblock! exhibition Creating Cartoons: Art and Controversy Library of Congress Blog June 2, 2015 A Climate of Fear - Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop … [Read more...]