National History Day 2017: Conflict and Compromise Resources for Teachers and Students

National History Day 2017: Conflict and Compromise in History is already in full swing for the 2017-2018 school year.

We’ve compiled a list to help educators and students with topics, resources, and strategies for teaching historical thinking primary sources. These resources come from TPS partners across the nation and other Colorado educational resources. Feel free to steal, adapt, and evolve as needed.


Topic Ideas

Specific topic resources from the TPS Barat Primary Source Nexus:

Sample Topic List from 2008 Conflict and Compromise NHD theme

National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment! Sample Topics

Digital Public Library of America – Conflict and Compromise in History Sample Topics and Primary Source Sets


Library of Congress Resources

LOC Digital Collections – 200+ collections around topic, theme, event, person, etc.

Chronicling America – Historical Newspapers from 1789-1925

World Digital Library – World Resources from 193 countries dating back to 8000 BCE

LOC Teacher’s Page – Teacher resources at the Library of Congress

Shortcuts for Finding Primary Sources – Blog post to help you easily find primary sources

Veterans History Project – Interviews, videos, and other resources from war veterans

Compromise of 1850

Creating the United States: Convention and Ratification


Colorado Teacher Trainings

Greeley: October 20
University of Northern Colorado

Steamboat Springs: October 21
Colorado Mountain College,
Steamboat Campus

Greater Denver Metro: November 3
History Colorado


Colorado Resources

Colorado Encyclopedia

Rocky Mountain PBS Colorado Experience

History Colorado For the Classroom

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Denver Public Library

CDE K-6 Primary Source Sets

American Museum of Western Art Educator Resources


Colorado National History Day

Colorado National History Day website

2017 NHDC State Weebly website

History Day 101 Presentation

Implementing NHD Using a Workshop Model

Resources and presentations from 2016 NHD in Colorado Workshop

NHD: 2018 Conflict and Compromise In History Theme Book

Overview of Conflict and Compromise in History Theme


Also, check out our Classroom Activities and Teacher Tips to help integrate primary sources into your K-12 classrooms.

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