Event: Metro Junior West History Day Competition
Date: Tuesday, March 6
Time: 4-9 pm. Award ceremony begins at 8:30 pm
Place: Sandburg Middle School, 2400 Sandburg Ln, Golden Valley, MN 55427
400 middle school students from schools throughout the Twin Cities,
particularly in the northwest, western and southwest metro, will present their
History Day exhibits, documentaries, websites and performances at Sandburg
Middle School in Golden Valley on Tuesday, March 6, starting at 4 pm.
Students in grades 6-8 began with the 2018 theme, “Conflict &
Compromise in History,” and created projects on topics ranging from Minnesota
women on the WWI home front to the Treaty of Versailles and Project MK-Ultra. View
a list of student projects and participating schools.
Winners at regionals will advance to State History Day on Saturday, April
28, at the University of Minnesota. State winners are eligible to compete at
National History Day in Washington, D.C., in June.
Media are welcome to attend the regional competition and speak with
students, teachers and MNHS History Day staff.
About National History Day in Minnesota
National History Day in Minnesota is a
cocurricular historical research program that builds college
readiness and communication skills for middle and high school students. 27,000
students from over 250 schools participate in Minnesota each year. The program
in Minnesota is a partnership of the Minnesota Historical Society and
the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts. Program support for is
also provided by the Legacy Amendment's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through
the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008. For more information, visit education.mnhs.org/historyday.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and
cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the
story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections,
historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power
of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our
state’s stories and connects people with history.
The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier
Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.