2023: Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas
Theme Narrative by Cathy Gorn, PHD, Executive Director, NHD
2023 Theme Narrative:
Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas
(NHD) invites students to research topics related
to the theme, Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.
This theme is broad enough in scope to encourage the
investigation of topics ranging from local to global history.
To understand the historical importance of their topics,
students must ask questions of time and place, cause and
effect, change over time, and impact and significance.
What factors contributed to the development of a frontier?
Why did it emerge, and how did it change? When did it
cease to be a frontier? What impact did it have on the
people who experienced it, and how did they affect it?
Regardless of the topic selected, students must present
a description of it and draw conclusions about how their
topic affected individuals, communities, nations, or the
world, changing the course of human society.
But first, what is a frontier?
2023 Complete Theme Narrative