History Day Expansion

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$362,445
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Programs.

Appropriation Language

Programs. $4,800,000 the first year and $4,800,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$362,445
Direct expenses
$362,445
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.80
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, websites and papers. It is a rigorous program used by schools to meet state graduation standards for history and applied learning. Minnesota is widely recognized as a national leader in using the History Day program to improve academic achievement in history. With the help of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, the Minnesota Historical Society is enriching services to History Day students and helping more students across the state with researching and creating their History Day projects. Services include: classroom visits by Society educators, support for field trips to county and university libraries, the assignment of undergraduate mentors from Minnesota colleges and universities to advise local students and organizing regional professional development workshops for History Day teachers. In FY12 and FY13, ACHF funds made it possible for the Society to deliver additional History Day services to more than 430 schools in 49 Minnesota counties. More than 525 teachers used these services, benefiting approximately 30,000 students in grades 6–12.

Project Details
The Minnesota Historical Society is enriching services to History Day students and helping more students across the state with researching and creating their History Day projects. Services include 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. 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."
Project Manager
First Name
Tim
Last Name
Hoogland
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3245