With the majority of schools starting after Labor Day, I thought this would be a good time to check the Minnesota Historical Society site and see if the new "theme" is posted. It is indeed on the site, and is: "Conflict and Compromise in History"
Here is a link to the page: http://www.mnhs.org/school/historyday/program/index.htm
Please take a moment to read the page so you know what History Day is all about. Notice the links at the bottom of the page. If parents or young adults are asking particular questions about the process, or even the difference between primary or secondary resources, guide them to look at the National History Day contest rule book. Of course, questions are always welcome at the MHS too. There is a "contact us" on that same linked page. If you have any questions, I would also be happy to help with answers.