Every year, the nonprofit National History Day organization puts on a competition in which students in grades 6–12 choose a topic in history based on an annual theme. After thinking critically about a topic’s significance, students conduct extensive research in libraries, archives, and museums and then present their conclusions and evidence in their choice of a paper, exhibit, performance, documentary, or website. They enter their projects at local, state, and national levels, where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. HistoryNet is proud to collaborate with National History Day to provide resources for this year’s theme: Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.


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Frontiers in Race

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Women’s Frontiers

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Exploring the Frontier

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Frontiers of the Ancient World

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Indigenous Frontiers

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historynet magazines

Our 9 best-selling history titles feature in-depth storytelling and iconic imagery to engage and inform on the people, the wars, and the events that shaped America and the world.


Political Frontiers

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Scientific Frontiers

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The Final Frontiers: Air & Space

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The Wild West

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Read All Stories About Disability Frontiers —>


historynet magazines

Our 9 best-selling history titles feature in-depth storytelling and iconic imagery to engage and inform on the people, the wars, and the events that shaped America and the world.