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 2015 National History Day. Some links may not work because they are outdated. Please contact us if you need help finding a specific resource. Download a guide (all guides are in PDF format):
- Denver Public Library and Primary Resources
- Clara Barton and the Civil War
- Alexander Dubcek: Leading the Prague Spring
- Olaudah Equiano: Exposing the Horrors of the Middle Passage
- The Euro: How the European Union Led the Movement for Economic Integration
- The International Space Station: Leading an International Effort to Unite Space
- The Iran Hostage Crisis: Defining the Leadership of a Presidency
- Steve Jobs and the Apple II: Bringing Silicon Valley to America’s Homes
- Vladimir Lenin: Leading the Russian Revolution
- Toussaint L’Ouverture: Leading the World’s Only Successful Slave Rebellion
- Eva and Juan Perón: Leaders of the Argentinian People
- The Marshall Plan: The Economic Legacy of World War II
- Nelson Mandela and the Fight for Equality in South Africa
- Thomas Paine’s Revolutionary Writings
- Theodore Roosevelt: Leading the Charge to Build the Panama Canal
- Ravi Shankar: Blending Eastern and Western Music
- The Southern Christian Leadership Conference: Leading the Civil Rights Movement
- China’s Terracotta Army: The Legacy of Qin Shi Huang
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