National History Day

EDSITEment Resources for National History Day 2017

For National History Day students, the 2016/2017 academic year will be filled with research related to the theme Taking a Stand in History. This expansive theme allows participants to choose from a generous range of topics, whether from the ancient world or the history of their own city. Students will all need to begin research with secondary sources, however, in order to gain a broader context before progressing to the appropriate primary sources. Their final argument will be constructed on this foundation and should address the effects that their research has uncovered on their chosen topic.

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 the National History Day projects you may not have thought about. Further investigation of these resources will point you to some of the most significant primary and secondary sources necessary to build a successful and satisfying project. Finally, the resources on this site are models of historical writing, based on evidence and analysis, and crafted into compelling arguments.