Our FSMN History Day Showcase will take place tonight, Thursday, March 8 from 6-8:30pm. The event is open to anyone, and we are excited for our 7/8 students to show off their hard work.

The 7/8 students started the projects in December by choosing a topic and connecting it to the year’s theme, Conflict and Compromise in History.

Choosing a Category and Conducting Research
During the months of January and February, we put aside our regular humanities curriculum to focus solely on the History Day projects. Students conduct extensive research using primary and secondary sources, write a thesis statement, and learn how to put it all together in a project that places the topic into historical context, connects to their thesis and this year’s theme, and shows long-term impact, or legacy.

In addition to being able to choose a topic, students can choose to show their learning by creating a project in one of five categories:

  • historical paper
  • exhibit
  • website
  • documentary
  • performance

Using Feedback to Improve Their Work
At this point they have all been through several drafts of their projects. They are learning how to take feedback and fill in the holes in their research. This isn’t always easy, but it is one of the most important parts of this work. Over the next week the students will be putting the final touches on their projects.

Stay tuned for more information about our student’s work and who will go to History Day Regionals at White Bear Lake High School on Saturday, March 24.

We can’t say enough how proud we are of all the students for their hard work and dedication to the project.