(AAP photos by Emmett Timmons)
Minneapolis Student Activities Commmittee of Minneapolis Public Schools, hosted its annual History Day events at North High School Auditorium in South Minneapolis on Saturday, March 24, 2012.
The Event featured student exhibits reflecting a broad spectrum of historical events, including data, information and artifacts of the times depicting America’s and the Minnesota’s past.
More than 500 students in grades 6-12 participated in the Regional History Day at South High School. The event is sponsored in partnership with the Minnesota History Center.
This year’s theme, “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History,” provided an opportunity for students to explore historical moments of change. They presented their analyses in exhibits, media presentations, performances, websites and papers. Performances, documentaries and exhibits with other categories are being judged off-site.
History Day offers students an opportunity to conduct an individual, topic-based research project while developing widely-applicable critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The MPS Student Activities Department provides extensive support to teachers and students throughout the school year in preparation for the event.
Volunteer judges will select top projects to go on to the State History Day competition on April 29 at the University of Minnesota. Winners at the state level are eligible to attend the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland, College Park, in June.