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Selecting a Topic

​​​​After deciphering the theme for 2021, 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 Communication in History: The Key To Understanding.

Need ideas for a topic?

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

National History Day-California has posted topic possibilities based on California History-Social Standards in Grades 4 –12.  NHD-CA Topic Page.

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