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Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences


NHD Overview

National History Day is an academic program in a competitive format. Students excel not by winning, but by mastering knowledge about an historic event, improving their research skills, and learning how to successfully convey their knowledge to others.


2010-2011 Theme

Debate and Diplomacy:

Successes, Failures, and Consequences

Every year National History Day frames students' research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. This year's theme is Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences. The intentional selection of the theme for National History Day is to provide an opportunity for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and understanding.

The NHD theme provides a focused way to increase student's historical understanding by developing a lens to read history, an organizational structure that helps students place information in the correct context and finally, the ability to see connections over time.

Contact Information

East Valley Regional Coordinator
Shara Forrister - Faculty
Axia College of University of Phoenix Online
933 North Joshua Tree Lane
Gilbert, AZ 85234

  • Arizona Historical Society
    History education is the cornerstone of a quality education. National History Day, Inc. is an education organization that is transforming the way history is taught and learned. National History Day, Inc. helps teachers meet educational standards; disseminates high quality curriculum materials; and sponsors challenging contests that teach students the critical skills they need to be effective citizens in the 21st century. National History Day, Inc. improves education EVERY day.
  • National History Day
    The future of democracy depends on an inspired, thoughtful and informed citizenry. Historical understanding is crucial to that process. National History Day teaches essential historical literacy that motivates students to secure the future of democracy.

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