Choosing a Topic
Selecting an NHD Topic - Youtube Video by Mr. Elms, NHD Teacher
NHD Student Resources - Links to many primary source sites.
Destiny Collection for NHD - Starting point for NHD project. Includes links to the NHD website, rule book, and research resources.
WorldBook Online - Background information for most topics.
Gale Resources - Scholarly sources including reference book articles, magazine and journal articles, newspaper articles, and some primary sources.
Chronicling American (Library of Congress) - Overview of US History.
Digital History - Overview of US History.
DigitalPublic Library of America - Primary Source Sets
Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives - Access 16359 descriptions of personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, films, works of art and organizational records.
Colonial Williamsburg - Colonial history.
American Social History Project - Social history.
Annenberg Classroom - Politics and government.
Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy (4000 bc - present)
Medieval Digital Resources (MDR) - MDR is a curated WordPress database of peer-reviewed online resources for the study of the Middle Ages.
American Journeys - Exploration in North and South America.
Euro Docs - World History
Handouts & Graphic Organizers
Mrs. Quaid's History Fair Project
Step 1: Choose a Topic Related to the Theme A video of how I selected a topic for a History Fair Project.
- subject's name
- name of key associates of that person or people associated with the event
- key events
- Destiny library catalog
- WorldBook Online
- Gale resources
- Public library
- World Wide Web
How to Videos
How to Evaluate WebSites - You must evaluate all websites using the ABC's Website Evaluation Checklist in your NHD Project Guide.
EasyBib - Online citation generator.
BibMe - Use for citing primary sources.
Citing Primary Sources - Library of Congress guide to citing primary sources.
Sample Annotated Bibliography
Sample Annotated Bibliography - NHD Project Example
NHD Project Timeline
What is Due
Topic Proposal Form – page pages 14-15
Research Question Assignment – page 16
2 Secondary Source Research Notes Graphic Organizers – pages 18-19
Revised Topic & Research Questions Assignment - pages 27-28
2 Primary Source Research Notes Graphic Organizers – pages 20-21
In-process Annotated Bibliography * Minimum of 2 secondary & 2 primary sources
Thesis Proposal Form – page 22
In-process Annotated Bibliography * Minimum of 4 secondary & 4 primary sources
Final Project (100 points)
Submit the following for your Final Project:
o A title page
o Process paper (not required for paper entries)
o Annotated bibliography