NHD Annual Theme
Each year, National History Day selects an annual theme. The broad themes encourage students to research a wide variety of topics. Students should use the theme to frame their analysis and show why a topic is significant in history.
The 2020 theme is "Breaking Barriers in History." Projects can be about Vermont history, US history or world history - but all projects must relate to the theme.
A barrier can be physical, like a wall or an ocean. Or a barrier can be ideological, like a law or tradition. People in the past might have put a crack in a barrier or completely knocked it down. Follow the links below for resources and topic ideas related to Breaking Barriers in History.
- NHD Theme Webinar
- NHD Theme Sheet (pdf)
- NHD Theme Booklet (pdf)
- Breaking Barriers in VERMONT History (pdf)
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