Talk with relatives, neighbors, or people you know who have lived through a particular time in history that appeals to you and add more ideas.
Keep thinking, reading, and talking to people until you have many interesting ideas.
Occasionally students will pick a topic that has little written material.
Also, look for academic journal articles on your project.
You must consider not only when and where events happened, but also why they occurred and what factors contributed to their development. If not, think about individuals, events, or a time in history that interests you.
Start a list, read books, newspapers, and other sources of information and add to your list.Also, remember to put the material into your own words or use quotations.Plagiarism is a very serious offense and can cause you to be eliminated for the district, state, or national contest.Ok NHD staff will provide an in-class National History Day workshop focusing on topic selection and research or detailed category information. This fall event gives students the opportunity to work on their research and attend workshops.Ok NHD Library Day is free for teachers, students, and chaperones.You may have access through your school or local library, or you can visit a local university library for assistance.Next, you will begin looking at primary source material.Primary sources are materials created at the time of the event.It is good to identify three to five good secondary sources for your project.The workshop covers National History Day basics, what to expect at the contest, the annual theme, topic selection, and general category information. Ok NHD staff will provide an on-campus National History Day workshop at your school for no cost.The workshop covers National History Day basics, what to expect at the contest, the annual theme, topic selection, and general category information.