National History Day Project Pathfinders



National History Day logoGuides to get you started on your National History Day projects created by the Denver Public Library Reference Services Department. These guides include resources available at the Denver Public Library (books, DVDs, databases), Internet resources, primary sources and search tips.

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2016 Guides - Theme: Exploration, Encounter & Exchange in History

These guides were prepared for 2016 National History Day. Some links may not work because they are outdated. Please contact us if you need help finding a specific resource.

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About National History Day in Colorado

National History Day in Colorado (NHDC) is an academic program at the University of Colorado Denver benefitting Colorado middle and high school students.

Each year, 15,000 Colorado students participate in National History Day in Colorado.  NHDC is an affiliate of National History Day, a nationally acclaimed academic program that annually challenges 700,000 students and 40,000 teachers nationwide to ask amazing questions and uncover life-changing answers by engaging in historical research, interpretation and creative expression.  For thirty years, NHDC has strengthened relationships between—and provided support tostudents and teachers, successfully helping youth from all socio-economic and educational backgrounds to achieve in school, build confidence and prepare for college. Learn more...