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Selecting a Topic


Once you have an understanding of the theme, your next ste​p in the NHD process is to choose a topic. Student entries may address any local, state, national, international or global topic of interest that connects to the theme. You will be working on this project for many months so make sure you select a topic that interests you. The topic should be narrow and researchable. A topic such as propaganda is far too large. Instead, you should choose an aspect of propaganda, for example, how dictators use propaganda to implement policy.​


Need ideas for a topic?

NHD also offers a list of topic possibilities as part of its annual theme book.  For more information,  download pdf theme book​.

Peruse the below resources for topic ideas:

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