2013 - 2014 Teacher Workshops

History Day 101

Get a head start on bringing History Day into your classroom next fall by attending one of our workshops this spring! History Day 101 will address the fundamentals of the History Day program. History Day staff will cover the framework of the program as well as the variety of ways that you can implement the program. See samples of projects, learn about support resources, and discuss standards, program benefits, and next steps to bring History Day into your classroom. Participants will leave with a variety of classroom-ready tools to begin implementing History Day in their own schools.
  • Cost: $85
  • Timeframe: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Dates: May 7 (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis)

2014 History Day Summer Institute: June 23 - 27, 2014

Ten Minnesota educators will be selected to join History Day staff for an exciting, week-long summer institute at the Minnesota History Center, June 23 – 27, 2014. This institute features a special focus on using archival resources to research and present a model History Day project. Additional sessions include information on the annual theme, History Day categories, discussion about guiding young historians through the historical research process, and tours of research facilities. The final product is a teacher-created History Day project, to be presented to institute participants and History Day staff in early fall. 
Any grade 6-12 educator is eligible to apply for the institute, including but not limited to social studies, English, communication arts, library/media and gifted/talented teachers. History Day veteran teachers as well as teachers who have not participated in History Day previously are welcome to apply!
Stipends and Covered Expenses 
  • All participants will receive a $1,000 stipend. The stipend will be processed in two payments (one at the completion of the week-long workshop portion of the institute and one with the completion of the final project). Parking at the Minnesota Historical Society and lunch will also be covered. Copying fees will not be covered.
  • Participants coming from Greater Minnesota are eligible for reimbursement for lodging and hotel parking expenses (up to $100 per night for five nights). Travel costs will also be reimbursed for outstate participants up to $75 each for both the weeklong institute and final presentation. 
Final Projects and Reception
Participants will be required to return to St. Paul in fall. At that time teachers will share their completed projects as well as reflections on the impact of the Summer Institute.
To Apply
Applications can be completed online. The application deadline is Friday, April 25, 2014.  Successful applicants will be announced at State History Day on Saturday, May 3, 2014 and will be contact via email the following Monday.