Each 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
the ability to see connections over time.
This year's theme is
Debate and Diplomacy IN HISTORY:
Successes, Failures, consequences
Watch the video and Read the 2021 Theme Narrative below