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National History Day 2018: Conflict and Compromise with EDSITEment resources

National History Day logo for Conflict and CompromiseFor National History Day students, the 2017/2018 academic year will be filled with research related to the theme of Conflict and Compromise in History. This expansive theme allows students to choose from a generous range of topics, whether from the ancient world or the history of their own city. Students need to begin research with some reliable secondary sources in order to gain a broader context before progressing to the appropriate primary sources.  They will need to ask a series of questions about their chosen topic: What happened? How did it happen? Why did it happen? What were the consequences?

EDSITEment offers over 500 lesson plans and 500 vetted websites covering important events, figures, and ideas in U.S. and World History. An exploration of EDSITEment can suggest interesting, important, and distinctive topics for National History Day projects that students may not have thought about. Further investigation of these resources will point students to some of the most significant primary and secondary sources necessary to build a successful and satisfying project.

For U.S. History Suggested EDSITEment Resources for Sample Topics