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National History Day 2017 in eLibrary

The 2017 National History Day theme, Taking a Stand in History, has been established, and eLibrary is ready to help students get a start on their research. We have created a jump page that features links to Research Topics related to many of the topics suggested on the National History Day website.

If you are not familiar with National History Day, it is a national program that provides a broad theme and challenges students to take a deep look at history and develop a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance or website. From NHD’s site:

…The intentional selection of the theme for NHD is to provide an opportunity for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and understanding.

The NHD theme provides a focused way to increase students’ historical understanding by developing a lens to read history, an organizational structure that helps students place information in the correct context and finally, the ability to see connections over time.

Following local and state events showcasing the projects, the program culminates in a national contest featuring the top entries from around the world. This school year’s national contest will be held June 11-15, 2017.

Check out our ProQuest Research Topic Guide: National History Day.

ProQuest Research Topic Guide: National History Day

ProQuest Research Topic Guide: National History Day via eLibrary

 

SKS Spotlight: Rights and Responsibilities in History

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) promotes education of the public about constitutional rights through posters such as "The ACLU Illustrated Guide to the Bill of Rights." <br \> by Library of Congress, LC-Pos. 6-U.S., no. 1391 (C Size), via ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher [Public Domain]

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) promotes education of the public about constitutional rights through posters such as “The ACLU Illustrated Guide to the Bill of Rights.”
by Library of Congress, LC-Pos. 6-U.S., no. 1391 (C Size), via ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher [Public Domain]

Learning history helps us understand global cultures and societies and how they came to be. It allows us to examine transitional events of our past and recognize these changes in our present world. Knowing our history helps us develop our personal and national identities and facilitates awareness of our place in the world. National History Day is an annual academic competition honoring the importance of history education in our daily lives. This annual academic competition invites middle- and high-school students to research a given historical theme and then share their findings and knowledge via a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or Web site. Winning entrants then compete in Regional and State competitions, and a select few move on to the National Contest.

This year’s theme, “Rights and Responsibilities in History,” asks students to think about what rights are–or what they should be–and reflect upon their significance to the living condition. What are our responsibilities in upholding our own rights, or the rights of others? Check out this month’s selection of Spotlight articles and Web sites, which provides students with a broad selection of global topics on rights–including gay rights, animal rights, and women’s rights–to inspire further research.