History Day

"A historian has many duties. Allow me to remind you of two which are important. The first is not to slander; the second is not to bore."  Voltaire

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National History Day is a nation-wide program for students in grades 6-12. The emphasis is for students to do history. Each year a theme is established around which individual and group projects are created. This year’s theme is: Leadership and Legacy in History.

Beginning at the school level and on through regional and state competitions student projects are judged based upon the degree and competency of each project’s historical accuracy and interpretation. The best projects from each state History Day advance to the National History Day contest, held in early June 2013, in Washington, D.C.

Each student working alone or in a group will create a History Day Project that will be presented and judged on Tuesday February 17, 2015. Project and topic ideas will be addressed in the first semester; the bulk of research will be conducted, analyzed and formatted in the second semester. DeLaSalle will participate in he Metro Senior Regional event in March at Augsburg College. Minnesota State History Day, at the University of Minnesota, is typically held in late April or early May, but is yet to be scheduled.

Primary and Secondary Sources (MNHS video)

Primary and Secondary Source (in-class-notes)

Minnesota State History Day

Thesis Statement Ideas Courtesy Rachel Hernandez, Minnesota Historical Society

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