National History Day

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DPLA is proud to be a part of National History Day, a series of contests in which students present research projects related to a historical theme that they’ve developed using primary and secondary sources. Containing millions of primary and secondary sources, DPLA is the perfect complement to National History Day. The page below contains information and resources related to our efforts to increase access to DPLA resources for National History Day students. Questions? Email us.

2017 Theme: Taking a Stand in History

The National History Day theme for the 2016-2017 academic year is “Taking a Stand in History.” Students should begin their research with secondary sources to gain a broader context, then progress to finding primary sources, and finally make an argument about the effects of a topic in history. Below are sample National History Topics and corresponding primary and secondary sources available in DPLA.

United States History Sample Topics

European History Samples Topics

World History Sample Topics

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