A Minnesota PBS Initiative

National History Day in Minnesota

National History Day in MN logo with Minnesota Historical Society and University of MN logos below.

Education is a key part of the Minnesota Remembers Vietnam initiative. Twin Cities PBS is proud to support thousands of teachers by partnering with the Minnesota Council for Social Studies and students via National History Day MN.

TPT is looking forward to supporting students in 2019 as they create projects focused on “Triumph and Tragedy” in history. Join TPT history experts at the University of Minnesota’s annual help event- Gopherbaloo– on Jan. 19th from 1-5 p.m. at the University of Minnesota’s Wilson Library.



The Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Story Wall is a great place to find primary sources for your History Day projects. The Story Wall has robust search functionality. Filter stories by topic, conduct a keyword search to find stories on a certain theme or event, or explore stories by geography using our map.


We are happy to connect individually with students who are looking for something specific, or who would like to be in touch with a Story Wall contributor. Send us an email at [email protected] with your name, school, History Day topic, and your question, and we’ll get back in touch!


For even more inspiration, check out our growing list of Vietnam-related documentaries:

America’s Secret War (TPT)
Perspectives – coming May 2018 (TPT)
The People’s Protectors – coming Fall 2018 (TPT)
The Telling Project 
Vietnam Remembered: Western and Southwestern Minnesota (Pioneer Public Television)


The 2018 History Day theme was “Conflict and Compromise.” In partnership with state organizers, TPT awarded four topical prizes to outstanding student projects focused on the Vietnam War; special attention was given to documentaries. TPT staff served as judges at the regional competitions and assisted students with their projects prior to the competitions.

National History Day in Minnesota is sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, Department of History.
Our appreciation goes out to the parents, teachers, and coaches who help make History Day possible for 25,000 Minnesota students!




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