My school is doing the National History Day Essay and I need some help thinking of a topic.
I live in DE so if anyone could find something having to do with Delaware that would be great but if not, I'll take anything... THANKS!
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I think you should pick one of these topics:
1) The Crusades/different points of view
2) the 300 last stand
3) the civil war
4) the ancient near east
5) the rise of budhism or shintoism
6) the fall & climax of the byzantine empire
7) the rise of islam
8) the history of the greeks
9) miltary tactics of many historical figures
10) the kingdoms of egypt
11) World war 1 & 2
12) cold war
14) the new world
15) native american culture
I can go on and on, but you'll figure it out and thanks for this question!!!
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