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History Day

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1) Highlight what you want on the webpage, go to “File” and “Print,” click the circle next to “Selection,” then “Print.”  OR

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History Day Websites:

National History Day Website 

2015 Theme Sheet 

2015 Sample Topic List

Important Elemants of Leadership & Legacy

Defining Leadership & Legacy


History Day - Minnesota Historical Society Website:



Minnesota Historical Society Research Guides

Minnesota History Topics


 Topic Ideas

Minnesota History Topics 

Chicago Metro History Education Center: 

History.Com: (scroll down page): 

2015 Como Sr. Pathfinder- Topics  

Minnesota Historical Society

Spartacus Educational:


National Archives: Search the Natioanal Archives for Primary Documents and articles related to your topic.

National Archives Digital Vault: 1200 documents, photographs and film clips

Docs Teach:  Primary Sources – U.S. National Archives:

Milestone Documents:  Primary  milestone government documents

Wilson Library at the  University of Minnesota:  Great place to research your topic on line

American Presidency Project: Comprehensive collection of primary documents related to the study of the presidency.

The Avalon Project: Documents in law, history and diplomacy ranging from 4000 BCE to the present.

Chronicling America: Library of Congress: Digital collection of historic newspapers from 23 states, from 1860-1922.

HarpWeek: Explore History: Harper's Weekly Collection of political cartoons dating from the 1860s.

The Living Room Candidate: Museum of the moving image. T.V. commercials for politicians, 1952-2008.

Open Collections Program: Harvard University Library. Extensive collections of primary sources in six catergories: Reading, Islamic Heritage Project, Expeditions and Discoveries, Contagion, Immigration to the U.S. 1789-1930, and Women Working 1800-1930.

ELM4You: Electronic Library for Minnesota. Online access to magazine, journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, ebooks, and other information resources.

Spartacus Educational:


History Day Entry Guidelines:

How to Create an Entry: Whether you create a slideshow, a documentary, an exhibit, a wensite or a paper there are rules you must follow with each format! Look here to find the rules.


Lists of Famous Speeches and Debates:




Nobel Prize Winners:



List of Famous Diplomats:


 Further Research:

Como Reliable Online Resources:  Use the databases and other reliable websites on this webpage to continue your research.  



MLA Citation Guideline Sheets: