Theme

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Every year National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The NHD theme provides a focused way to increase student’s historical understanding by developing a lens to read history, an organizational structure that helps students place information in the correct context and finally, the ability to see connections over time.
Resources to start you on your journey are just a click away!
    • The Theme Description for NHD-CA 2014 helps students, teachers, and supporters gear up for the 2014 program year.  We’ve taken the NHD Theme description and unpacked it.  This tool highlights the elements of the theme and includes tips for theme-related topic development. It’s time to jump in and begin the NHD year!
    • Theme Book 2014
    • Theme Sheet  for NHD 2014