NHD 2023 – Frontiers in History: Ideas Resource Sets

The 2023 National History Day theme is Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. A frontier may represent the outermost limits of a defined body of knowledge or a new field waiting to explored.

While considering topics for history fair projects, keep the following questions from the NHD 2023 themebook in mind.

  • What factors contributed to the development of a frontier?
  • Why did the frontier emerge?
  • How did the frontier change?
  • When did it cease to be a frontier?
  • What impact did the frontier have on the people who experienced it, and how did they affect it?