Central Minnesota History Day @ SCSU Registration

 Do you have classes that are working on History Day projects at your school? If so, talk with the teacher(s) and have them sign-up for the History Day event described below by January 12th! We’d love to see you there as well! If your school registers, CMLE will contact you to determine checkout options.

 Please have the teachers use this link http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SCSUHistoryDay2011 for registration.


St. Cloud State University offers help to local students with history research at Central Minnesota History Day @ SCSU

  St. Cloud – St. Cloud State University invites middle school and high school students to participate in “Central Minnesota History Day @ SCSU,” which will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 in the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center at St. Cloud State University. Check in will begin at 10 a.m.

 St. Cloud State librarians and History Day staff have planned a day filled with research and training for all local students working on their National History Day 2011 projects. This year’s National History Day theme is “Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences.”

 St. Cloud State librarians and history and education students will help participants find books, articles and other resources in the Miller Center, write bibliographies, focus their topics, analyze and present their information, and add depth and personalized history to their projects.

 The registration deadline is January 12, 2011. All participants must register by completing the form at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SCSUHistoryDay2011.

 Teachers should register to bring their classes. Registration must include any adults who will accompany the student or group, including volunteers and parents. Students may register themselves if they are not part of a group coming with a teacher. Space is limited so register soon.

 Students participating in Central Minnesota History Day @ SCSU will learn about the resources for doing history research that are available to them in the Miller Center library at St. Cloud State, and other libraries throughout the state. They will learn to find books in the Miller Center and how to use online databases available to them at SCSU and from home. Students may also request materials from other libraries through the interlibrary loan service provided by the Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange.

Students will be introduced to “Minnesota Reflections,” a growing collection of more than 55,000 digital copies of historical treasures from across Minnesota and to the collection of resources available through the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).

 Central Minnesota History Day @ SCSU staff will make a special afternoon presentation on online collections to the adults accompanying the students.

 Lunch will be provided to registered participants. Parking in all SCSU surface lots, including the pay lot on the north of the Miller Center, is free on weekends. Parking is available on nearby streets as well. Fees apply in the parking ramp.

 Central Minnesota History Day @ SCSU is sponsored by the St. Cloud State History Department in partnership with Learning Resources & Technology Services, the College of Social Sciences, the College of Education, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange and the Minnesota Digital Library.