Guides 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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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 Some links may not work because they are outdated.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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- Denver Public Library and Primary Resources
- Brigham Young, Mormonism and Western Expansion
- Catherine the Great’s Encounters with Voltaire and the Enlightenment
- Exploring the Galapagos: Charles Darwin and the Theory of Evolution
- Galileo: Exploring the Universe, Encountering Resistance
- Expanding the Boundaries of Dance: Martha Graham
- Exploring African-American Culture: The Harlem Renaissance
- The Iran-Contra Affair and the Controversial Exchange of Hostages for Arms
- Margaret Mead: Exploring Human Development
- Roanoke: When Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange Went Terribly Wrong
- Exploring Disease: Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine
- Diplomatic Encounter: The SALT Talks
- Margaret Sanger and Birth Control
- The Silk Road and Cultural Exchange
- Disproportionate Exchange: Slaves and the Triangle Trade
- Turkey and the Armenian Genocide: A Violent Encounter of Religious Difference on Close Borders
- Venice 1348: A Global Encounter, a Deadly Exchange (Bubonic Plague)
- Waco: The Deadly Encounter Between the Branch Davidians and the FBI
- Roger Williams: The Exploration to Establish Rhode Island and Provide Religious Tolerance
- Exploring their Rights and Encountering Change: Women of the 1920s
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