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Students: Why do History Day?

There are many reasons to do History Day. If it is a required project at school, you will certainly want to consider your grade, but here are some other benefits to doing History Day:

  • You get to choose your topic! Choose a subject that is interesting to you and become the expert.
  • You get to choose how to present your information.
    • Exhibit
    • Performance
    • Documentary
    • Website
    • Research Paper
  • Learn to do college-level research with primary and secondary sources.
  • Reach a level of career and college readiness that many students don’t have after graduating high school.
  • Some students participate in the competitions, which are great ways to showcase your work, see the work of others, and meet other History Day students like you.

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