Minnesota students placed well in the National History Day competition
in June. Two Hennepin County students received Outstanding Entry designations with a Senior Group Documentary called "Driven to Decline: Interstate Highways, Suburbanization, and Urban Decay," and a Junior Individual Performance called "The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862: A Tragic Turning Point Fueled by Greed, Corruption, and Racism."
Sixteen other Minnesota students were finalists in 13 categories, with eight of them placing in the top 3 in 7 categories, including a first place win for a Senior Group Performance by three Mendota Heights students with their piece "John Paul II's Apostolic Journey to Poland."
Hennepin County students placed well in the State competition
in May, with ten students winning a spot in the top two for ten categories. Thanks for supporting History Day in Minnesota!
|posted Jun 23, 2013 by Jody W.
Who is advancing to the state competition from our 13 regional contests? Check the National History Day in Minnesota
page to find out. Paper and Website finalists are listed. Exhibit, Documentary and Performance finalists are not as of April 2.
|posted Apr 2, 2013 by Jody W.
Right now you may be sharing your projects with your school. March is just around the corner, and so are the Regional Events
in the Twin Cities & Greater Minnesota as early as March 2. If you don't have a chance to check out projects locally, hope you can make it to State History Day
on May 4!
|posted Jan 29, 2013 by Jody W.
Working on a History Day project? The library is hosting two History Day Hullabaloos to help you do your research with the help of mentors from the Minnesota History Center and library resources. Come to Ridgedale
on Tuesday, January 15 from 4:30-7:30 and Minneapolis Central
on Saturday, January 26 from 11:00-3:00.
|posted Dec 27, 2012 by Jody W.
Get personalized help
with narrowing your topic, developing your paper, identifying primary resources and finding the best library materials. Librarians, Minnesota History Day staff and mentors from the University of Minnesota will help you make sense of and break down your project into workable phases. Plenty of time for questions.
|posted Nov 28, 2012 by Jody W.
A step-by-step guide on how to complete your project, History Day Research in Minnesota
will help you understand the theme, choose and narrow your topic, identify your research questions and search terms, examine background and context, gather sources and write your bibliography.
|posted Oct 25, 2012 by Jody W.
The 2013 theme has been announced: Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events
. Get ready to share your projects locally in March. Hope you make it to the National contest in June!
|posted Aug 7, 2012 by Jody W.
have the trained tutors at Brainfuse
take another look at it in their Writing Lab. They'll have their notes to you within 24 hours. Just look for the Homework Rescue
life preserver on TeenLinks
|posted Mar 5, 2012 by Nina S.
with your thesis statement. Visit the Research Project Calculator
for great tips
on how to make a strong argument for your HDP.
|posted Feb 15, 2012 by Nina S.
All done with your HDP
research? Head over to TeenLinks
' Express Yourself
page for some great resources for designing your final project. There are tools for every format, so take a look around!
|posted Jan 30, 2012 by Nina S.