Theme & Topics

Each year, National History Day® 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. The 2023-2024 theme is "Turning Points in History." The American Heritage Center has selected a wide variety of digitized materials from its vast collection of primary sources that can assist you with your History Day projects.

Need research help? Not finding what you’re looking for?

Check out our digital collections site at to find more topics,

or contact the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center at The AHC is happy to assist you.

Keep an eye out for topics to come!