After deciphering the theme for 2020, students will select a topic for their research.
The topic should be narrow and researchable.
Selecting a topic such as WWII is far too large.
Instead, you should choose an aspect of WWII, for example, FDR’s involvement, focusing on Breaking Barriers in History.
NHD also offers a list of topic possibilities as part of its annual theme book.
For more information, check out the theme sheet, and the theme book.
Need ideas for a topic?
National History Day-California has posted topic possibilities based on California History-Social Standards in Grades 4 –12. NHD-CA Topic Page.