MN History Day
History Day is an exciting co-curricular program that encourages young people to explore a historical subject related to an annual theme. Students make history come alive as their research leads to imaginative exhibits, original performances, informative documentaries and historical research papers. Each category is then divided into two divisions, junior (6th - 8th grade) and senior (9th - 12th) division. History Day demonstrates that students learn history when they do history.
Get Ready for History Day 2013!
It’s back to school and time for another year of History Day fun! This year’s History Day theme is “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events”, and the History Day staff is excited to continue to grow library programming Statewide! Not feeling up to speed on all things HD? The staff at the Minnesota Historical Society would like interested library partners to contact Laura Zeccardi at email@example.com
or (651) 259-3439 to find out more about scheduling History Day workshops at your library! To find out more about how librarians can get involved with the History Day program, scheduling History Day Hullabaloos, and hosting field trips please visit education.mnhs.org/historyday/librarians-toolbox-1
Gathering of Champions
Each year, school officials in grades K-12 and providers of academic enrichment programs offered statewide are invited to name their top students as Minnesota's Academic All-Stars. To find out more, click here
Knowledge Bowl is a series of interdisciplinary academic competitions designed for students in grades 5-12. During the competition, teams of studen
Junior Achievement/Titan Program
Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential. For more information, please visit www.jaum.org
The Spelling Bee program is designed to help students improve their spelling and vocabulary development. The Spelling Bee is a series of spelling contests starting at the school and district level with winners advancing to the regional event. Regional winners may participate in the Multi-Region State Spelling Bee with the winner advancing to the National Spelling Bee.
NOTE: All schools that want to participate in the regional spelling bee need to enroll with Scripps AND Resource Training & Solutions.
Click Here to find out how schools enroll with Scripps and the benefits of enrollment AND
Click Here to Register with Resource Training & Solutions
Spelling Bee Coordinators, Officials, Assistants
Information for the 2014 Spelling Bee. (for your school calendar and planning purposes).
Spelling Bee Coordinator’s Meeting: Thursday, December 5, 2013 (1:00 – 3:00 p.m.) Resource Training & Solutions*
District Spelling Bee Weeks: January 20 – January 31, 2014 (winner reports due no later than January 30, 2014)
Regional Spelling Bee: Thursday, February 13, 2014 (Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – snow day) Resource Training & Solutions, Sartell (new location)
Multi-Region State Spelling Bee: Tuesday, February 25, 2014(snow date?) Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls
Please note that our office will be moving in September 2013. The Coordinator’s Meeting will be at the new offices. Additionally, St. John’s University is going to a schedule that does not match our calendar. We are going to hold the Regional Spelling Bee at our new site. We are hoping this will go smoothly and continue to host it at our offices. For now, just be aware of the changes. You will receive plenty of information and direction as we get closer to the meeting and event.
Please check the Scripps National Spelling Bee site occasionally for information on registering through them. We will have our registration information on our website in August, 2013.
Lastly, if you will NOT be the coordinator next year, please email me a name and email address of your successor. If I don’t some some contact information, the emails get lost in space and then it becomes a last minute scramble for school when they realize they haven’t registered or whatever.
Thanks for coordinating Spelling Bee in your district. I know it is a lot of behind the scenes work that others don’t see or appreciate. Have a great rest of the school year.
Stock Market Game
The Stock Market Game" Program (SMG) is a highly successful, interactive, interdisciplinary educational tool used primarily in grades 4-12. The SMG motivates learning about economics, finance, and the American economic system. Participating students meet core educational requirements while engaging in an exciting simulation of how the investment world works.
Future Cities Competition
The Future Cities Competition provides 7th and 8th grade students an opportunity to better understand practical applications of math, science, language arts, social studies and computer learning as they plan their own cities. Students work with SimCity software with engineers assigned to support their learning to learn about cities, and develop a scale model with recycled materials. To find out more, click here