Roosevelt Holds 2012 History Day

Students’ studies of many great historical events, presented in printed and electronic forms, were on display on Thursday, March 1 when Roosevelt High School held its History Day.


More than 150 student projects were presented during the event, evaluated by Roosevelt students, district and school staff, community volunteers and public officials to determine which of the projects will advance as Roosevelt’s representatives at the District History Day competition to be held later in March.


The projects came in many forms – display boards, documentaries, papers, presentations and websites – all based on the national theme for 2012, “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History.” Students chose subject matter for their projects that they felt conveyed the concept of the theme.


As well as reviewing the projects as a part of the coursework completed in their respective classes, the Roosevelt Social Studies teachers were joined by the team of judges and History Day advisors from the Minnesota Historical Society to select more than 40 projects for entry in the Minneapolis District History Day event, to be held March 24 at South High School.


Most of Roosevelt projects will be among those vying for a chance to participate in the Minnesota State History day, set for Sunday, April 29 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.  Along with the projects headed towards the district competition, the websites that were selected to advance from the Roosevelt History Day will take part in the State History Day event.


Roosevelt History Day was coordinated by Social Studies teachers Tamie Fritz, John Heegard, Tom Lachermeier and Collin Quinn, with a great deal of assistance and support from many faculty and staff members, especially Patty Arnold and Marlo Thomas, the staff of Roosevelt’s Media Center.


Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the event and made the 2012 History Day such a great event.



Social Studies teacher Collin Quinn speaks to judges. Lynn Brun, State Representative Jim Davnie and Minneapolis City Councilmember John Quincy prepare to judge projects. Making some adjustments. John Heegard assists. Tom Lachermeier helps students find their assigned spot. Waiting for the judges. On display. Discussing a project. Discussing a project. Assistant Principal Michael Walker reviews some work. A History Day performance. Getting some suggestions and comments.