Each year, the National History Day selects a theme to guide
student research. The theme
is broad enough to allow students to research a variety of topics,
yet engaging enough to inspire student research.
Student topics must fit the annual theme. As a central component
of their project, students should think about
how their topic connects to the annual theme. In addition to viewing
upcoming themes, you may also
wish to view the list of previous themes, found in the event information
section, on our list of
national contest finalists.
Leadership and Legacy in History
**Annual themes are subject to change**
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