What is Chronicling America?

EDSITEment Resources for National History Day 2016

The theme of National History Day, Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History for 2016 is broad enough in scope to encourage investigation of topics ranging from local to world history and across any geographic area or time period. Consider this theme an invitation to look across time, space, and geography to find examples in history of when people took a risk and made a change.

EDSITEment offers lesson plans and vetted websites for U.S. and World History which can be useful as you begin research into important and credible secondary sources to give context for your project. As you dig further into primary sources, EDSITEment's rich repository of Chronicing America offers one of the most extensive databases of historic American newspapers available covering the years 1836 to 1922.