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After deciphering the Annual Theme, students select a topic for their research. The topic should be narrow and researchable.  Something enormous such as WWII is far too large.  Instead, students want to focus on specific rights and responsibilities. 

Trying to Pick a Topic for This Year?

National History Day-California has posted topic possibilities based on California History-Social Standards in Grades 4 – 12. Follow this link to the NHD-CA Topic Page to explore these topic ideas and see what new ideas they spark for you!
The National Archives posts lists of topic possibilities connected to its repositories across the U.S. Follow this link to the National Archives History Day Resources Page to see what topics they recommend!
National History Day offers a list of topic possibilities as part of its annual theme book. Follow this link to this year’s 2014 NHD Theme Sheet