What is "History Day Hullaboo?" It's a celebration of National History Day in Minnesota and it happens on January 14 and January 23, 2021. The Duluth Public Library along with other Minnesota Museums and the Minnesota Historical Society celebrate this each year. However, this year will be different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hullaboo will take place now virtually, but still offers a lot of help with student's research projects.

First, here's some background on National History Day MN. It's an inter-disciplinary research project for students in grades 6-12. It teaches the following according to MNHS.org:

  • Conduct in-depth research
  • Use primary and secondary sources
  • Read a variety of texts
  • Analyze and synthesize information
  • Write and present historical content

Next students pick a topic for their project that relates to this year's theme which is "Communication In History: The Key To Understanding." Then they present their research in their choice of presentation categories that include websites, documentaries, exhibits, performances, or research paper.

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Locally, the Duluth Library is helping with this project with the History Day Hullaboo. You can get help from librarians, History Day Staff, and mentors on your history project in multiple ways including mini zooms, live chats, drop-in video help, and one on one feedback. You can find more information about the event and how to join at Duluthlibrary.org.

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