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2020 NHD Theme and Topics, “Breaking Barriers in History”

The National History Day Theme for 2020 will be “Breaking Barriers in History.” Check out the 2020 theme narrative to start thinking about your topic for the 2020 History Fair season. The “SEARCH Historical Context” graphic organizer provided by NHD is a great starting place for framing your topic and organizing research. For 2020, Chicago Metro History Fair and Illinois History Day will no longer require local historical topics.

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