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History Day Mentors

History Day Mentoring
September 19, 2019

Paid opportunity to work with History Day students!


History Day is a project for students in grades 6-12 who will pick a topic about anything in history that interests them, conduct historical research on it, and then present their information in one of five ways: an exhibit board, website, live performance, documentary, or paper. Students most often work on History Day in their classroom, with over 27,000 students participating statewide. Since this project is usually done outside of a typical classroom curriculum, our mentor program is designed to aid students and teachers through the project by offering one-on-one support to students. 


Being a History Day Mentor comprises of:

  • 100 hour commitment (50 hours if in Greater MN), roughly mid-November through State History Day (early May)
  • Majority of these hours are done in a local classroom through one on one/small group work with students
  • Some hours at library events and competitions
  • Emphasis on building relationships and college readiness
  • Brief application required, training upon acceptance
  • Paid opportunity: $1,500 split into two payments, with up $114 in transportation reimbursement

The application is currently live and I'll be accepting them until September 27. Training for that will be in mid-October, with classroom visits starting sometime in November. Feel free to share this as widely as you'd like - we encourage students (or those within one year of graduation) of all background and lived experiences to apply. 


Contact Sammi Jo with questions. 


*Upon acceptance, all UMN-TC students are required to enroll in two, seven-week seminar courses (1 credit each). One will take place the second half of fall semester and the other at the start of spring semester. These courses will include History Day training sessions, educational pedagogy, and systemic issues with the education system.