Question: Have you (or one of your students) used National Archives' records in a National History Day project?

Students and Teachers: Have you (or one of your students) used National Archives’ records in a National History Day (NHD) project? What were the records, and how did they shape what you thought about your topic?

In order to help students and teachers find historical materials relevant to their research, we post a list of sample topics and suggested search links on our website each year (you can check out our 2010 theme page,) and we’d welcome any feedback you might have. What about the pages was useful to you? Are there any links, instructions, or ideas you wish had been included? What can we do to improve for next year?

The NHD 2010 theme is innovation.  NARA has some fascinating patent drawings available online, including "Fan Moved by Mechanism" (ARC ID <a href=

The NHD 2010 theme is innovation. NARA has some fascinating patent drawings available online, including "Fan Moved by Mechanism" (ARC ID 594907).

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One Response to Question: Have you (or one of your students) used National Archives' records in a National History Day project?

  1. Nick Taylor says:

    I am a student in the 7th grade competing for NHD this year, and my class has us use National Archives as a reliable source. My teacher encourages the use of such sites as lili.org and the National Archives.

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