Jenny initially taught History Day at Edison High School in Minneapolis before moving to Keewaydin and teaching 7th and 8th graders. Jenny introduces History Day in a four-step process:
1. Gets them to know the theme and explore their options
2. Do some initial research on a topic to make sure they are really interested and that there are enough accessible sources on it
3. Do in-depth research--gathering and creating the backbone of their project
4. Creating their final project.
History Day goes from October-February, with research days varying throughout the year. Approximately 100 students compete in History Day at Keewaydin. The following materials are given to students as they reach each step in the project: