Govinfo Resources for National History Day

Dec 13, 2019

Reposted from govinfo

National History Day© (NHD) is a non-profit education organization established in 1974, that provides educational programs helping students and teachers influence the future through discovery of the past. Their largest program is the National History Day Contest which is a year-long academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th- to 12th-grade students. The experience ends with a series of contests at the local and affiliate levels and an annual national competition in the nation’s capital in June.

The 2019-2020 historical theme is “Breaking Barriers in History.” Students select topics related the annual theme, examine the historical importance, and create a presentation. (Source: National History Day.)

Govinfo provides access to a wealth of official publications from the Federal Government to assist students and educators with their project research.

Research Tools on govinfo
Check out the “What’s Available” page to see publications by collection and examples of content.
The “Tutorials and Handouts” page offers information that will help guide students through the search process.

Samples of Content on govinfo Related to This Year’s Theme

Women and Minorities

Civil Rights

Space Exploration

Internet and Data Security


*This is a citation to a title of the U.S. Code that has not been enacted into positive law. To see select unofficial compilations of laws that either do not appear in the U.S. Code or that have been classified to a title of the U.S. Code that has not been enacted into positive law, visit the Statute Compilations collection. Statute Compilations incorporate amendments made to the underlying statute since it was originally enacted. Learn more including the availability and currency of Statute Compilations on govinfo, as well as how to find them.

Additional GPO Resources

Browse GPO’s online bookstore for thousands of publications from the Federal Government.
Search GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) to find additional publications related to your topics. The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available.

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