History Day Expansion

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$393,619
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (c), Programs
Appropriation Language

(c) Programs. $3,000,000 in 2010 and $4,750,000 in 2011 are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$393,619
Project Overview

History Day, an annual program co-sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, challenges young people to research a historical subject related to an annual theme and present their findings in the form of exhibits, documentaries, performances, web sites and papers, much like a "science fair for history."

Arts and Cultural Heritage funding made it possible for the Society to provide additional services to 118 schools in 39 counties across the state.

Services included classroom visits by Society educators, support for field trips to county and university libraries, the assignment of mentors from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities campuses to advise local students and organizing regional professional development workshops for History Day teachers.

More than 150 teachers used these services, benefitting approximately 10,000 Minnesota students in grades six through 12.

Project Details
History Day, an annual program co-sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, challenges young people to research a historical subject related to an annual theme and present their findings in the form of exhibits, documentaries, performances, web sites and papers, much like a "science fair for history." ACHF funding made it possible for the Society to provide additional services to 118 schools in 39 counties across the state. Services included classroom visits by Society educators, support for field trips to county and university libraries, the assignment of mentors from MNSCU campuses to advise local students and organizing regional professional development workshops for History Day teachers. More than 150 teachers used these services, benefitting approximately 10,000 Minnesota students in grades six through 12.
Project Manager
Salutation
Mrs.
First Name
Naomi
Last Name
Peuse
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Blvd West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3435