Let us introduce you to Sergio Portesan, our new interim Assistant Director! Sergio comes to Colorado via Minnesota with a strong recommendation from Mr. History himself! You can reach him at email@example.com. He's ready to answer all of your questions and offer any help with your projects.
2017 National History Day Theme (6-12th grade): Taking a Stand in History
2017 NHDC Poster Contest Theme (4th and 5th grade): Conflict and Compromise
Topic Ideas and Help for Teachers & Students
History Day GO!
Check out "History Day Go," a video produced by Minnesota History Day. This film provides tips and tools to help students identify the perfect History Day project. Click here to view!
The "Taking a Stand in History" Theme Film Series
Are your students struggling to find a topic? NHDC now has a film series to help your students in the classroom. Each week on Monday and Wednesday throughout the fall semester, NHDC will be releasing a short film from a professor, historian, museum curator, political figure, or community member that answers the question, "If I were a History Day student doing a project on Taking a Stand in History, I would choose __________ because." Links to the films will be available here. Also subscribe to our Facebook page to be the first to see the films!
Click here to see Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's answer!
Click here for Tom "Dr. Colorado" Noel
Click here for Jamie Wilms of the Molly Brown House Museum
Click here for Rebecca Hunt, PhD
Click here for Geoffrey Hunt, PhD
Click here for Crisanta Duran, Colorado House Majority Leader
Click here for Steve Friesen of Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
Click here for James Walsh, PhD
Click here for Patty Limerick, PhD
Click here for Dana Crawford of Denver Urban Neighborhoods
Click here for Marjorie Levine-Clark, PhD
Click here for Emily Zinn of Boulder History Museum
Click here for Denver City Councilman Christopher Herndon
Click here for Raul Cardenas, PhD
Click here for Katie March of Golden History Museums
Click here for Ian Jentz of KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy
Click here for Casey Clay of Early College Academy
Click here for Dean Pamela Jansma
For more information on the theme, click here.
What Is National History Day in Colorado? Check Out Our Video to Learn More!
Click here to view a film highlighting the impact and importance of the NHDC program created by Boulder High School students Whitney Lawless, Emma Chow, and Jenna Richter.
NHDC Elementary Poster Contest
NHDC is excited to announce the 4th/5th grade poster contest for our elementary schools. This year's theme will be Conflict and Compromise.
2016-2017 Project and Classroom Assistance
- Looking for project examples? Check out the example page from the national office
- Teachers: Click here for classroom tools and project development documents
- Attention Teachers: Please contact us and we will help you to integrate History Day into your classroom.
A Very Special Thanks To:
Walter S. Rosenberry, III Charitable Trust