Goldy thrills 200 at Gopherbaloo 2020

The event helps Minnesota students with their National History Day projects

Nearly 200 students from around Minnesota took advantage of Gopherbaloo 2020 at Wilson Library January 11 to get a jump start on their National History Day project. And the bonus? They all got to hang with Goldy and Mooster!

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  • Write and present historical content

The students were able to access the Libraries’ resources to strengthen their projects and to get 1-on-1 help from experts.

A special thanks to Rod Rasmussen, Alicia Kubas, Linda Mork, Ellen Engseth, Lace McMillin, Maggie Parra, Phil Dudas, and Kirsten Clark for helping out on a fun and busy day.

Gopherbaloo is sponsored by University Libraries and the Minnesota Historical Society.


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