Georgia Topic Explorer

National History Day Georgia

Consult this interactive list of Georgia-inspired topics to help start your National History Day Georgia research.

The 2021 National History Day theme is Communication in History: The Key to Understanding. For additional information and current theme resources, visit the National History Day Georgia website.

Find a category of interest and click the “explore topics” button to discover a list of topic ideas, primary sources, and images.

Topic Categories

Individuals

Individuals

From Annie Abbott to Hale Woodruff, these individuals are remembered for their accomplishments, advocacy efforts, and talents.

Groups

Groups

From musicians to labor unions, these groups left their mark on Georgia history.

Events

Events

From natural disasters to acts of war, these events changed Georgia’s physical and cultural landscape.

History and Advocacy

History and Advocacy

From the Americus Movement to the Ministers’ Manifesto, these topics explore the advocacy efforts of Georgians in support of a variety of causes.

Literature and Media

Literature and Media

From today’s print and digital media outlets to narratives from the Civil War, these topics help demonstrate the scope of literature and media throughout Georgia’s history.

Featured Georgia Research Resources

The National History Day Georgia Topic Explorer was made possible through a collaboration between National History Day Georgia, the New Georgia Encyclopedia, and the Digital Library of Georgia. Read more about our project partners below.

New Georgia Encyclopedia

New Georgia Encyclopedia

The New Georgia Encyclopedia (NGE) is the first state encyclopedia to be conceived and designed exclusively for publication online. This authoritative resource contains original content and helps users understand the rich history and diverse culture of Georgia’s still-unfolding story.

The NGE is a program of Georgia Humanities in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor.

Digital Library of Georgia

Digital Library of Georgia

Georgia Historic Newspapers

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is a GALILEO initiative based at the University of Georgia Libraries that collaborates with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key resources on Georgia history, culture, and life.

Since 2007, the DLG has partnered with cultural heritage institutions to digitize historical newspapers from around the state, creating the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive. The archive is free and open for public use, and includes more than 1 million Georgia newspaper pages published between 1786 and 1986.

Civil Rights Digital Library

Civil Rights Digital Library

The Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL) promotes an enhanced understanding of the civil rights movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale. The library features unedited news film from the WSB (Atlanta) and WALB (Albany) television news archives.

Award Opportunity

National History Day Georgia students who utilize the New Georgia Encyclopedia and the Digital Library of Georgia to support their project research are eligible to self-nominate for a special award. Learn more.

National History Day Georgia is a program of Georgia Humanities and LaGrange College.

Georgia Humanities

LaGrange College

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