Minneapolis Public Schools History Day Competition
Date: Saturday, March 24
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., senior division award ceremony: 1 p.m., junior division award ceremony: 2 p.m.
Place: Roosevelt High School, 4029 28th. Ave., Minneapolis
During the competition, please contact Brittany Pinales, 612-323-2544
Metro Junior East History Day Competition
Date: Saturday, March 24
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Award ceremony at 1:30 p.m.
Place: White Bear Lake High School, South Campus, 3551 McKnight Rd. N., White Bear Lake
During the competition, please contact Cyrus Hair, 337-378-2137
More than 700 students from the Twin Cities metro will present their History Day exhibits, documentaries, websites and performances at two regional competitions on Saturday, March 24. Some 500 students in grades 6-12 from Minneapolis Public Schools will compete at Roosevelt High School, and more than 250 students in grades 6-8 from schools in the metro junior east region will compete at White Bear Lake High School.
Students began with the 2018 theme, “Conflict & Compromise in History,” and then created projects on topics ranging from the La Raza Unida Party to the Minnesota Starvation Experiment. View student project topics and participating schools: Minneapolis Public Schools and metro junior east.
History Day staff is working to accommodate students who are slated to participate in History Day on Saturday but also wish to participate in the March For Our Lives rally at the Minnesota State Capitol.
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 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.