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Triumph and Tragedy: History Day Learning Center Workshops
December 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2019
Our History Day Learning Center invites you to explore “Triumph and Tragedy” in History.
History Day is a priority for us at the East Side Freedom Library. Our rich collections are organized around labor, immigration, African American, and social justice movement history and include not just historical studies but also poetry, fiction, visual art, drama, music, film, and autobiographies in these areas. We have more than 18,000 books in these areas. We are also the home to the Hmong Archives, which is the most extensive collection in the world of primary and secondary sources documenting Hmong experiences. Given the widespread attention given to the Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War, this ought to be a good year for students to explore these Archives.
We have also assembled an all-star team of History Day mentors eager to support teachers and work with students. Team members range from Middle School and High School teachers to college professors, and include National History Day winners and the mentors of winners. We are all committed to helping students sharpen their topics, deepen their ability to set them in a context, connect with oral interview sources, and grow through their work.
How We Can Help
Our resources and our team are at your service. We have materials to support student work on story boards, including printers, scanners, cutters, and boards. We also have a great rehearsal space where students can develop their performances. We will offer a weekly History Day Workshop every Saturday from 10am to noon, beginning the first Saturday in November. We will also try to accommodate your needs, after school, evenings, and other weekend times.
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 651-230-3294. The Saturday workshops will be set up to work with drop-ins, but, for other times, we recommend you contact us first. We are located at 1105 Greenbrier Street in Saint Paul, a few blocks east of highway 35E.