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Colorado History Day

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2014-15 History Day

NHDC: A Program with Purpose

"I think that History Day is an example of what learning could and should be!" -Former CU-Denver mentor, Kayla Gabehart
Are you a college student who wants to make a difference in the lives of Colorado middle and high school students? Contact Kendra Black or Stacey Pendleton to find out how! College credit may be available.

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


Congratulations Team Colorado!

Thank you, Colorado students for a wonderful year of Rights and Responsibilities!

Team Colorado did very well at the National Contest! 36 Colorado projects competed in College Park, Maryland. We had 11 entries advance to final rounds (A new Colorado record) click here to see the final rankings. 


Congratulations to Isabella Bowland from Southern Hills Middle School for bringing home 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."

  • Our annual NHDC and TPS Educator Workshop (September 11 &12 at the History Colorado Center) is now FULL. Click here to reserve a spot on our waitlist. Click here fore more details.
  • Teachers: In the fall, NHD is going to be offering the first graduate course for professional development for Social Studies teachers, English / Language Arts teachers, and School Librarians. Participants have the opportunity to receive three graduate credits from the University of San Diego for $600. Click here for more details.
  • Click here to see the State Contest Awards and Winners! Click here​ to see the State Contest finalists
  • Student Ambassadors Needed for Our First Annual NHDC Luncheon. Click here for the application. Click here for the "Save the Date" flyer for more information.
  • Click here​ to support and learn more about Colorado Communities, 1914-2014. Colorado Communities, 1914-2014, a website to collect and display the artifacts and historical records that document the people, places, and events that not only made the headlines, but also quietly shaped the lives of everyday citizens. This website will be available online for all to enjoy and explore. It will feature photographs, maps, diaries, documents, postcards, scrapbooks, and other primary sources. The site will offer interactive timelines and maps for alternative ways to explore the collection and essays that help to place the materials in historical context.
  • Students and Teachers: Thinking about topics and resources for the 2015 theme? Get a jump start by attending one of the amazing lectures (April-December) from the Forney Museum. Click here for more details.
  • Teachers: We have a new classroom resource for you straight from our national NHD office! U.S. History in Global Perspective is a collaboration between National History Day, the History Channel, and the Longview Foundation. This free resource shows how NHD can be an effective tool for the 21st century classroom. Click here to access the free digital copy!
  • 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 Kendra Black
  • Opportunities for Teachers from our Friends at DMNS. Click here to learn about free 60-minute teacher webinars available from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Attention Teachers: Please contact us and we will help you to integrate History Day into your classroom.
  • Looking for project examples? Check out the example page from the national office
  • This website is a work in progress. Please alert Kendra Black should you see any issues.

A Very Special Thanks To:

Midge Korczak

Myra & Robert Rich

Guaranty Bank


The Kenneth King Foundation

Walter S. Rosenberry, III Charitable Trust

Kendra & Eric Black

Commerce Bank

Patricia Behring
Amy & Shane Feiman


Wagner Equipment

RP Publishing

Denver Art Museum

Denver Public Library

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Funding News

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!

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