Students Prepare for State History Day Competition
May 4th is National History Day Minnesota. Thousands of students from across the state have won at local and region levels to earn a place in statewide competition. The theme of this year’s competition is “Triumph and Tragedy.”
One student’s story
Eighth grader Laney Murphy from Sacred Heart School in Robbinsdale created a project called “Nature of Love” that focuses on Harry Harlow and his experiments.
“When the monkeys were given the wire monkey, they didn’t run to the wire monkey with the food. They ran in circles and ran to the walls and started clawing,” explained Murphy. “When he put the cloth mother in, the monkeys ran right to the cloth mother for all comfort and support.”
Laney says it took months for her to complete the assignment.
About History Day
According to the Minnesota Historical society, National History Day is an inter-disciplinary research project for students in grades 6-12. History Day teaches students to:
*Conduct in-depth research
*Use primary and secondary sources
*Read a variety of texts
*Analyze and synthesize information
*Write and present historical content
For more on MN History Day log on here: http://education.mnhs.org/historyday/