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- Write and present historical content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, Education Minnesota Foundation, the Gerald and Patrice Halbach Charitable Fund, the Ralph and Virginia Kurtzman Fund, David and Janis Larson, the State of Minnesota/Arts and Culture Heritage Funds, Margaret and Lee Skold Fund, National Checking Company, Frank W. Veden Charitable Trust, and the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.
Minnesota History Day Logos
- The History Day logo should always appear with the Minnesota Historical Society and University of Minnesota logos.
- The width of the logo lockup images (both .eps and .jpeg) should not be used smaller than 3.875."
- The primary typeface for History Day materials is Gotham or Archer. When neither of these fonts are available, use Arial.
- The color palate for the History Day logo is blue (632c), yellow (124c), and gray (432c). Other Minnesota Historical Society education brand colors can be used: orange (158c) and red (187c). Blue: 632c