National History Day (NHD)  

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Each year more than half a million students participate in the National History Day Contest. Students choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. You will look through libraries, archives and museums, conduct oral history interviews, and visit historic sites. After you have analyzed and interpreted your sources, and have drawn a conclusion about the significance of your topic, you will then be able to present your work in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a website. 


High Quality Websites for Research

Medieval Europe Vikings

Internet Medieval Sourcebook: Vikings & Feudalism


Medieval Europe: Norman Invasion


Internet Medieval Sourcebook: Norman England

British Archives: Anglo-Saxon Life

British Archives: Domesday Book

British Archives: Magna Carta 

British Archives: More Magna Carta



Medieval Europe/Hundred Years War

BYU: France 1066-1453


The British Library: The Hundred Years War

Internet Medieval Sourcebook: Joan of Arc

Fordham University:  Medieval Sourcebook: 
The Hundred Years War In The High Court Of Parlement


The Plague

The British Library: Bubonic Plague 


Duke University: The Bubonic Plague 


Brown University: The Plague


Medieval Britain

Internet Medieval Sourcebooks Selected Sources: England (War of the Roses)

Bringham Young University Collection: Scottish Wars of Independence


Scottish Archives


The Renaissance

Internet Medieval Sourcebook Selected Sources: Renaissance

Leonardo da Vinci Notebooks


The Reformation (Martin Luther, Henry VIII, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth)

Internet Medieval Sourcebook Selected Sources: Reformation


The National Archives: The United Kingdom, English Reformation c1527-1590


British Archives: Henry VIII


The National Archives: The United Kingdom


British National Archives: Queen Elizabeth's Propaganda Against Spain 


British National Archives: Queen Elizabeth's Reign


British Archives: Shakespeare

William Tyndale 

William Tyndale British Library

Age of Exploration

Translated Letter from Columbus


Digital Public Library of American: Columbus


Princeton University: Magellan


Royal Museum: Magellan

British Archives: Jamestown 1607


Scientific Revolution


OSU: Copernicus & Galileo 


Rice University: The Galileo Project


Library of Congress: Galileo


Asia Topics

Columbia University: Asia 


Fordham Unversity: East Asian History Sourcebook


Tokyo E-Museum


Greece & Rome



Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Greece


Perseus Collection Greek and Roman Materials


Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Rome


The Smithsonian: Pompeii


The Field Museum: Pompeii


Internet Medieval Sourcebooks Selected Sources: End of the Classical World

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