National History Day is an inter-disciplinary research project for students in grades 6-12. History Day teaches students to:
- Conduct in-depth research
- Use primary and secondary sources
- Read a variety of texts
- Analyze and synthesize information
- Write and present historical content
Students choose a topic that relates to an annual theme, research that topic, and develop their research into one of five presentation categories: research paper, exhibit, documentary, performance, or website. Students may then enter their projects into History Day competitions at school, regional, state and national levels.
Minnesota History Day Sponsors
National History Day in Minnesota is sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota.
Major Funding Provided by:
3M Foundation, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, Carolyn Foundation, The Gerald and Patrice Halbach Charitable Fund, Ralph and, Virginia Kurtzman Fund, David and Janis Larson, Margaret and Lee Skold, Frank W.Veden Charitable Trust, Wells Fargo Foundation.
Augsburg College, Minnesota State University Mankato, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Normandale College, Southwest Minnesota State University, St. Cloud State University, St. Paul College, Winona State University, University of Minnesota Duluth, Bagley Junior/Senior High, Minneapolis Public Schools, Robbinsdale Middle School, St. Paul Public Schools