History Day Teacher Workshops

2019-2020 Teacher Workshops

Note: Registrants cancelling 24 hours before the workshop are eligible for a refund or credit. (This includes weather related cancellations.) Less than 24 hours notice - Registrants who are unable to attend the workshop may substitute someone to attend in their place; substitutions will be made at the registration desk the day of the event. No refunds or credits will be granted for non-attendance or cancellations. Please email David Safranski or call 651-259-3428 with any questions regarding History Day workshops.

History Day 101

History Day 101 will address the fundamentals of the History Day program. Staff will discuss the program framework and implementation strategies. See samples of projects, learn about support resources, and discuss standards, program benefits, and next steps to bring History Day into your classroom. This workshop also includes former History Day students and a Master Teacher to learn from, in addition to History Day staff. Participants will leave with a variety of classroom-ready tools to begin implementing History Day in their own schools. Workshop fee of $85 includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and materials. 

Theme Exploration and Curriculum Collaboration

Be prepared to not only listen to the History Day staff talk about the theme, but to share your own ideas through collaborative activities in the morning. In the afternoon, we will shift gears to curriculum planning. Bring your calendars, rubrics, and other History Day lessons. Open discussion time will give you the opportunity to collaborate with other attendees. Workshop fee of $85 includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and materials. *Bring your colleagues to collaborate! Buy one ticket, get one ticket 50% off!* 
PO and credit card purchases cannot be combined for discount, tickets must be all of the same "type." If you need a combination ticket, please contact the MNHS Box Office at (651) 259-3015.

Urban Educator Workshop

This one-day workshop has been designed to meet the needs of teachers from Minneapolis Public Schools, St. Paul Public Schools, and teachers from highly diverse Metro-area schools or those with high levels of free and reduced lunch. Participants will receive a $100 subsidy for successful completion of the one-day conference. Large group and break-out sessions will cover a variety of topics for both new and experienced History Day teachers. Parking and meals will also be provided.
  • Saturday, October 12, 2019: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
    • ​Draft Agenda - coming this fall
      • Registration is first-come, first-serve. Due to limited space and funding, attendance is capped at two teachers from any one school. If your school is interested in additional spots, please contact Sarah. Additional spots will be based on registrations as of October 1.

Advanced Educator Workshop

The History Day program provides a flexible framework to work with a variety of learners, but what are the approaches that work with English-language Learner (EL) students? This collaborative workshop will give you the opportunity to explore resources and strategies with History Day staff and fellow teachers. Workshop fee of $85 includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and materials. 


Questions and Help

If you are having trouble selecting "pay with credit card" after clicking on a "pay with PO" link, try clicking on "reset" next to the promo code in the upper right corner. If you have questions about registration or want to register over the phone, call the MNHS Box Office at (651) 259-3015. If you have questions regarding the content of a workshop, contact Gretchen


National History Day in Minnesota is sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, Department of History
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