Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences
Each year, National History Day® (NHD) frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. Throughout the 2021–2022 academic year, National History Day students will explore the theme of Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. Some topics might be stories of debate and diplomacy, while others might cover debate with little diplomatic effort or diplomacy without debate. Students must investigate to determine whether one or both of those themes are present in their narrative.
Ken Burns, award-winning documentary filmmaker gives a preview into the 2021-2022 theme!
Help students understand the theme by using this helpful tool in your classroom.