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 2022 theme is "Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences." Projects can be about Vermont history, US history or world history - but all projects must relate to the theme.
A debate can be an argument or dispute. Diplomacy can be a negotiation to solve a debate or resolve other issues. Certain topics might involve both debates and diplomacy. According to National History Day, projects can focus on debate OR diplomacy - but students might find a topic relates to both. Projects should address successes AND failures AND consequences. Follow the links below for resources and topic ideas related to Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.
- NHD Theme Video
- NHD Theme Sheet (pdf)
- NHD Theme Booklet (pdf)
- NHD Theme Webpage
- Debate & Diplomacy in VERMONT History (pdf)
- sample Vermont topic with links to primary and secondary sources
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