The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) acclaims National History Day Minnesota 2014 a success. CRPLSA has bragging rights in this achievement as a result of an ongoing partnership with MHS that is entering its sixth year. This partnership brings together the wealth of resources at MHS and library programming support that includes:
- Providing library and research support for History Day participants
- Strengthening a statewide network between regional library staff, History Day staff, and History Day teachers
- Evaluating and documenting the success of History Day library field trips and research open houses.
Increased exposure to History Day library programming and research support resulted in improved student outcomes. MHS History Day staff have prepared a detailed report describing 2014 activities and successes, as well as a brief summary.
2014 Report Summary (2 pages)
National History Day Minnesota is an inter-disciplinary research project for students in grades 6-12. Sponsored in part by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, History Day aims to teach students how to conduct in-depth research, use primary and secondary sources, read a variety of texts, analyze and synthesize information, and write and present historical content. All skills that will serve them well as they advance in their education.