NHD Annual Theme

National History Logos from previous years

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.

If you have any more questions, contact Victoria at (802) 828-1413 or email victoria.hughes@vermonthistory.org 

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