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Welcome to History Day!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Welcome parents, and thank you for taking time to catch up on whats new in the world of History Day. We hope this blog becomes an open arena for any questions and discussions that come up through all stages of your child’s journey. My name is Ali Kappes and I am a program associate with History Day and will be managing the parent blog.

This year’s theme, “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies”, has been a fun topic of discussion for students. We always encourage students to use all forms of resources, including parents, when choosing a topic, so get ready!

This is normally the time of the year when students begin asking you what you know about their topic, whether it be their great-grandfather or Abraham Lincoln.  If you are running out of answers I would encourage you to help your child get in touch with a local librarian or even a county historical society for local topics.

History Day Parent Tip - Metro Library Days

There are a number of days in January, February, and March when the History Day staff and local libraries have teamed up to offer students that extra help in their research they might need. Whether its researching, thesis writing, or general project help your child is looking for, we are there to provide it.  Below is a list of local libraries and dates.

Ridgedale Library; Minnetonka 5:30 PM-8:30 PM - Jan. 12

Central Library; St. Paul 3:00 PM-6:00 PM - Jan. 12, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 23

History Day Hullabaloo, Central Library, Minneapolis 11:00 AM-3:00 PM - Jan. 31, Feb. 21, Mar 7

Rondo Library; St. Paul 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM - Jan. 24, Feb. 7, 14

The library at the History Center is always an option as well for students.  They can just call or email us and we would be happy to meet up with them at the History Center. Library Hours

*There is no charge to access the History Center library.