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Colorado History Day

NHDC Wall of Fame!

Isabella Bowland from Southern Hills Middle School won the bronze for her Junior Individual Performance, "From Press, to Public, to Politicians: Exploring the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: It's Impact on the Rights of Human Subjects and the Responsibilities of All in a Democratic Society."​

Congratulations to our Outstanding State Entries:

Breanne Barrett and Maria Meza (Gunnison After School Program) for their Junior Group Performance, "Happy Literacy Day, a Fantastical Trip of the Things He Did Say: The Footprints of Dr. Seuss" and Jennifer Jun (Fairview High School) for her Senior Paper, "Disturbing Comfort: A Violation of Rights and the Japanese Government's Denial of Responsibility" 

____________________2013 Winners_____


Hamilton Middle School student
Alexander Weissman won
the gold in 2013 for his Junior Paper,
"Pivotal Politics- The Marshall Plan: A Turning
Point in Foreign Aid and the
Struggle for democracy."

Fairview High School student Jessica Piper
and her teacher
Scott Peoples were all smiles when she received the gold medal in Senior Papers for her entry, "The Great Railroad Strike of 1877: A Catalyst for the American Labor Movement."
Denver School of the Arts teacher Barbara Allen poses proudly with Molly Maier
after she received the bronze medal in Junior Individual Exhibits for her project, "The Pill:10mg that Rocked the Modern

Contact Info

National History Day in Colorado

Mailing Address:
National History Day in Colorado
Department of History
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 182, P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Physical location:
King Center 517
855 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80204
History Department Office
(View the Map)
Phone: (303) 556-6647
Fax: (303) 556-6037


Judges: FYI the in-person judge training for Saturday, April 25th has been CANCELLED. Please continue to check your emails for updates. Thanks!
Here is the Schedule! Please know that modifications to names, titles, and interview times are NOT permitted!
Students Registration Fees: 
Registration fees may be mailed in (paperwork in your qualifier's packet) or pay online by clicking here.
Please note: The RegOnline credit card option transaction charges will charge $4.69 in service fees per entered entry transaction. 
To Register as a Judge or Volunteer for the 
State Contest:
Click here​ to judge at the State Contest (5/2/2015) 

Click here to volunteer at the State Contest (5/2/2015) 

 A HUGE Thank You to the Daniels Fund!
National History Day in Colorado is a proud award recipient for 2014-2015. We are excited to expand the program, enhance internships, and help our History Day schools, teachers, and students even more!

NHDC Elementary Poster Contest  
NHDC is excited to announce the 4th/5th grade poster contest for our elementary schools. Click here for more details.


Congratulations to NHDC teacher, Elizabeth Milligan!

STRIVE Prep Federal teacher, Elizabeth Milligan, has been chosen by National History Day to be a Behring Teacher Ambassador for the 2015-2016 academic year. Click here to read the press release.

We are so thrilled to have such a great representative for our state and program!


Topic ideas and resources 

Click here​for fantastic Colorado topics from our partners   

    • 100 Leaders in World History Project: A new, free, online resource for students and teachers sponsored by Kenneth E. Behring.  It is designed to help students think about the idea of leadership. The resource contains profiles of the 100 leaders, classroom resources, downloadable posters, lessons, and research links. In November the site will become interactive, asking students, teachers, and the general public to rate the leaders on five characteristics. Check it out today at
    • Rocky Mountain PBS: Discover Rocky Mountain PBS LearningMedia, a powerful online resource developed especially for PreK-12 educators. LearningMedia provides instant access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted interactives, videos, images and audio clips from PBS and public media partners. Best of all, it’s free.
    • Center for Colorado and the West at the Auraria Library: Check out these incredible resource guides pertaining to Colorado mining, Colorado Hispanic studies, and Colorado Native American studies
    • Teaching with Primary Sources Colorado: Themed resource can prove especially useful in the classroom. Our friends at TPS suggested the following in relationship to the 2015 theme: Abraham Lincoln, Flight and Early Aviators, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and Women's History.     

  • ​​​  ​​​Looking for project examples? Check out the example page from the national office
  •   ​Looking for an expert to interview on your topic? Check out our new Speaker and Interviewee Bureau. Click here for more information. Do you know anyone who might be interested in joining our Bureau? If so, contact Celeste Archer
  • Attention Teachers: Please contact us and we will help you to integrate History Day into your classroom.
    A Very Special Thanks To: 
  Midge Korczak 
  Walter S. Rosenberry, III Charitable Trust 


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Thank you to the Daniels Fund for supporting NHDC. We are proud to be one of the outstanding nonprofits awarded a grant in 2013. The Daniels Fund is dedicated to supporting education, aging, disabilities, homelessness, youth development and more through community gra​nts. The Daniels fund also support scholarships to graduating high school seniors. 


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NHD Receives
Medal From
President Obama

Feb. 13, 2012 -- National History Day (NHD), a year-long academic program focused on historical research for 6th to 12th grade students, was awarded the prestigious 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony.
Read the NHD Press Release
See the news story here!