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
NHD Project Timeline - Due Dates!
- 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
Step 1: Focus (August - September)
- Read the NJD Project Rules.
- Determine if working alone or with a group. Brainstorm possible topics. Choose category of entry.
- Take notes on the process you go through in choosing your topic (needed for process paper).
- Complete the topic proposal form (page 4) and submit to teacher by Friday, September 6th.
Step 2: Investigate, Note, and Evaluate (September - October)
- Research the historical context, historical significance, and your topic’s relationship to the theme using both primary and secondary resources.
- Evaluate the quality of each resource. (Use the ABCDs Evaluation Form for each website used)
- Take notes being sure not to copy entire sentences and paragraphs.
- Begin annotated bibliography.
- Conference with Media Specialist by October 3rd. A minimum of 4 sources (with annotations) are due. Be prepared to also show research notes and Website evaluation forms.
- Submit copy of in-progress annotated bibliography to teacher by Friday, October 11th.
Step 3: Develop information into knowledge for presentation. (October - December)
- Formulate thesis.
- Submit thesis proposal form (pages 14 & 15) to teacher by Thursday, October 24th.
- Complete additional research necessary to support thesis.
- Review rules and rubric for your category of presentation
- Write process paper and complete annotated bibliography.
- Develop presentation. Include historical context, historical significance, and your topic’s relationship to the theme.
- Submit Project Plan (page 16) to teacher by Thursday, November 7th.
Final project due Tuesday, December 17th.