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Colorado History Day

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2013-14 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!


Hamilton Middle School student 
Alexander Weissman won 
the gold 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


National History Day in Colorado


Qualifying Students: Registration is now closed​. Please check back on April 25th for the contest schedule.
Judges and Volunteers
NHDC relies on volunteers and judges at every level of the contest. To view information about the regional contests, click here.
To judge at the May 3rd State Contest, click here
To volunteer for the State Contest, click here​


  • Thinking About Implementing History Day in Your Curriculum? Come learn more at History Day in Action (May 3, Auraria Campus, 9:00-1:00). Click here for more information.
  • Now announcing our annual NHDC and TPS Educator Workshop (September 11 &12 at the History Colorado Center). Click here to register now (space is limited). 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.
  • Congratulations to Steamboat Springs High School teacher Patrick Slowey and student Margaret Lichtenfels for being selected to participate in the NHD Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute! Click here to see the press release
  • 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
  • Attention Students: The History Day Fun-Time Ticket Book has Arrived! Click here to access admission passes and much
    more to help you during your research process.  Be sure to print your tickets!
  • 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 grants. 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!


NHDC is funded entirely by donations


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