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Welcome to Your Adventure with History Day!
2009-2010 Theme: INNOVATION IN HISTORY: IMPACT AND CHANGE
NOTE: This document contains multiple pages. You can change the page at the bottom of the screen. Forms are available for download on page 4.
Details for History Day 2009-2010 at Fergus Falls coming in November!!
Research options and details:
* The Otter Tail County Historical Museum after school. Please call the museum the day before you go with your topic idea. They will have information pulled for you. The museum closes at 5:00, so you will need to be picked by 5:00. The museum's number is 736-6038. The Fergus Falls Public Library is another great place for research. Their number is 739-9387
Questions? Contact: History Day Coordinators Margie Eerdmans firstname.lastname@example.org, and Vera Carlson email@example.com
or for research help: Chris Schuelke firstname.lastname@example.org (Otter Tail County Museum) Myra Dome email@example.com (FF Public Library)
Your History Day Source Requirements (minimum)
20 sources (balanced between primary and secondary) is your minimum requirement. I would suspect that most of you may have more. Please do NOT include information from encyclopedias in your project without speaking with us about this. The internet is an excellent place to find primary sources, but you should limit your number of internet sources and have balance between that and print as well.
Did you know you can access great resources from your own computer????
More Stuff for Students
National History Day in Minnesota [Minnesota Historical Society] provides:
- Help topics for students : Introducing National History Day
- Rules Rules Rules
- Thinking about the Theme
- Minnesota History Topics
- Research Assistance
- Research Links.
Topic Ideas - Minnesota History Day
Local Topic Ideas: Coming Soon!
Topic Ideas - US and World History
Where should I begin my research? - Online Encyclopedias
(Do not use these sites as sources. This is just a place to begin learning about your topic!)
Primary Source section
In addition to research skills and tips, the National History Day webpage provides links to "Primary Sources on the Web".
Visit this excellent page of History Day related link
Thanks Moorhead Horizon Middle School for allowing us access to this site!
A great Primary Source site: www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.htm (contains audio, photos, and written speeches)
Another great site: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/browse/wwwhistory
One more: www.mnstate.edu.taylorse
On page 2: Learn about Primary and Secondary Sources