2018 NHD Theme: Taking a Stand in History
The Conflict and Compromise in History theme requires that history be viewed from multiple lenses and perspectives. You need to understand the context in which your topic occurred (secondary sources), it’s historical significance, the views of all those involved (primary sources), and it’s impact on today.
Questions to consider as you begin searching for a topic and resources include:
This year’s theme gives students the opportunity to look for a topic in obvious and not so obvious places in history.
Questions you should consider, based on your topic, when creating your project include:
The most important question you need to answer to defend your thesis/argument is: So what? By answering this question, you are addressing the part of a History Day project that counts the most - it’s historical quality.