National History Day is an annual academic program that engages over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world, including across Hennepin County, in conducting original research on historical topics of interest.
This year’s History Day research theme is “Exploration, Encounter and Exchange,” and Hennepin County libraries have a variety of resources and services to help students in the community choose and create their History Day research projects.
Minneapolis Central Library is hosting two History Day Hullabaloos, where students can get mini-lessons on a range of topics, plus one-to-one help from Minnesota Historical Society staff or a University of Minnesota student mentor. Hullabaloo dates:
Hennepin County Library also has many online resources students can access at the library or from home with a library card. Here are five go-to online resources for primary sources: