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Suggested Topics


2019–20 Suggested Topics

The example below offer a starting point for brainstorming about topics related to this year’s National History Day theme, "Breaking Barriers in History." Choosing this suggestion will not increase or decrease your chances of doing well at a National History Day contest.

Although you can select a topic dealing with any time or place in history, excellent subjects often are found by investigating local or statewide history. The availability of nearby scholars, firsthand informants, historic sites, and documents and records provides many research options, although your search for information about any topic should extend far and wide. Be sure to look at the Florida Research Directory on the FHD website for repositories in Florida. In addition, staff at the State Library and Archives of Florida have identified online resources in their collections that relate to Florida topics. You can visit the Library and Archives in person or access their collections online.