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2020 Topic
« on: February 02, 2019, 09:02:18 AM »
I thought that USAD generally announces next year's topic on February 1 and although I saw they now have a 2019-20 order form on the USAD site, it just lists Novel TBA (as I believe they normally list it in their first, early order form). But I thought that one-pager that typically has the subjects in a little more detail (without actual pieces of art or music selections) does come out Feb. 1 and they expand that list in early May?
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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 09:44:34 AM »
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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 02:26:48 PM »
The science *so* needs to be optometry. 2020, amirite?
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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 05:38:31 PM »
What do you think the topic will be?

I'm stumped.
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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019, 05:57:37 PM »
So it'll be a location-based one based on recent history.  Japan, Native Americans, Middle East, medieval Europe all seem possible.
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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 08:40:03 PM »
Watch the topic be Vietnam, and the science be the science of warfare.

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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2019, 09:13:41 PM »
British history and optometry, because of the close connection between optometry and the Brits.
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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 02:20:07 PM »
Any early predictions on the topic? I had some kids discussing it today and was curious what other ideas were out there. I heard Brazil a lot from my kids.... assuming the country theme comes back next year. Either way we find out in just about a week!
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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 02:42:46 PM »
One word, 4 syllables. Indonesia.
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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2019, 07:48:09 PM »
My bet is Japan or The Middle East with a focus on Islam.  Too bad they can't do China I bet USAD would love to.  Maybe the Mongols.
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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2019, 05:48:48 AM »
Putting my one-year streak on the line of correctly picking the theme in advance, I'm going to predict that USAD gets away from its four-year reign of alternating a geographic topic with a more general topic and stick with a general topic again for 2019-20. I'll go with Women's Rights as another anniversary topic on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2019, 09:01:29 AM »
Putting my one-year streak on the line of correctly picking the theme in advance, I'm going to predict that USAD gets away from its four-year reign of alternating a geographic topic with a more general topic and stick with a general topic again for 2019-20. I'll go with Women's Rights as another anniversary topic on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Oooh, good observation! Given that these topics are planned out in advance, anniversaries are a good thing to watch out for.
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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2019, 10:59:21 AM »
Usually be now they have a teaser on the web site that mentions that they will announce the topic on the 1st...but it's still not there. I hope that doesn't mean it is delayed.

I'm thinking it'll be Oceania or maybe Brazil!

But the idea of Women's Rights intrigues me!

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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2019, 12:12:38 PM »
They'll probably hit us with something out of left field this year, like Energy & Innovation a few years back.

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Re: 2020 Topic
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2019, 12:24:04 PM »
They'll probably hit us with something out of left field this year, like Energy & Innovation a few years back.

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