Theme of the Year
Theme & Theme Book for 2015
To download a copy of the National History Day essay on the annual theme, click on Leadership & Legacy in History
.....Read the theme to find out how-to create a project that reflects the ideas for Rights & Responsibilities in History.
To Download a copy of the 2015 NHD Theme Book, click on Theme Book
2015 THEME - Leadership & Legacy in History
Each year, National History Day establishes a broad theme for history fair competition. Students may choose a specific topic from any era of local, regional, state, national, or world history, but their projects must demonstrate clearly how their topics relate to the annual theme. Relevance to the annual theme is an important criterion in the judging of history fair entries in all categories.
Students should be careful to limit the scope of their chosen topic to make the research and interpretation manageable. In other words, students should narrow their topics to focus on an issue that can be explained and interpreted within the limits of their project category.
For more information about the 2015 theme, please see the "Annual Theme" page created by National History Day and the Texas History Day site created by the Texas State Historical Association. National History Day provides a theme book, sample topics list and more. The Texas History Day site includes a "Project Resources" page which includes list of topics with a Texas focus.
HOTRHF NOTE: This page is up to date for 2015