Students can study press coverage of a 1938 meeting between former President Hoover and Adolf Hitler to learn about media literacy, conflicting primary sources, and Constitutional rights. Join us February 1st for a free, interactive program for students in grades 4-12!
Decisions of the Board of Special Inquiry: The Story of Irish Immigrant Bridget Donaghy
In this guest post, former intern Griffin Godoy shares how he researched federal records to trace the immigration and naturalization story of an Irish Teenager.
Questioning Chinese Exclusion: The “Chinese Village” at the 1899 National Export Exposition
In this guest post, teacher Maria Adamson shares techniques for drawing students into the messiness of history, and giving them practice asking critically minded questions of the sources they encounter. Using this approach, she developed two new teaching activities focusing on identification papers of several Chinese people who were "on exhibit" in an ethnographic display in Philadelphia in 1899.
Different Sources, Different Perspectives: Georgia Student Discovers the “Good Fight” of Shirley Chisholm
Read about one student's research into historical photographs to create a National History Day documentary about Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm.
Spotlight: Finding Footage for National History Day Projects — The Unwritten Record
Check out our sister blog, The Unwritten Record, for a great list of film footage for National History Day projects for this year's theme: "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding"!
The Importance of Local Stories: Oregon Students Discover the Courageous Work and Life of Minoru Yasui
Read about two students who researched visual sources to create a National History Day documentary about attorney Minoru Yasui.
“A Phenomenal Story”: A Student Discovers the Barrier-Breaking Life and Work of Dr. Patricia Bath
Read about one student's research into legislative, genealogical and video sources to create a National History Day documentary project about Dr. Patricia Bath.
Mendez v. Westminster: One Student’s Research Journey into a Barrier-Breaking Case
Read about one student's research in court documents and oral history to create a National History Day documentary project about the Mendez v. Westminster school segregation case.
European Refugees in the United States During World War II
A new teaching activity focuses on a teenage refugee's written composition about his experience in the United States during WWII.
Cultural Diplomacy Following World War II
After World War II, the United States fostered cultural exchange in the interest of diplomacy. We have a number of online learning activities to explore this time period.