New History Day Workshops
In response to popular demand, History Day has created three new workshops. Learn to help your students create more effective documentaries, exhibits and performances:
History Day Documentary Workshop - Jan. 12, 2009, Minnesota History Center, $85
Get a full day of hands-on iMovie skills and documentary creation! Participants will learn basic principles about effective presentation in the documentary category and how to implement those ideas using iMovie program.
History Day Performance Workshop - Jan. 13, 2009, Minnesota History Center, $30 (half day- AM)
Discover strategies to help students create History Day performances through a variety of hands-on activities designed to show different methods for developing effective performances.
History Day Exhibit Workshop - Jan. 13, 2009, Minnesota History Center, $55 (half day- PM)
Discover the basic principles of effective exhibit presentation through hands-on activities and the exploration materials. Participants will receive several sample materials.
Registration deadlines are January 5th and 6th. Call Ali Kappes at 651-259-3426 or register online.
Free Workshop: Meet the Standards
The Minnesota Historical Society has received limited grant funds from the Midwest Center for Teaching with Primary Sources to subsidize teachers and schools for our Meet the Standards workshops in Minneapolis and Saint Cloud. Our sessions will focus on bringing the social studies standards to life through primary sources. We will address historical skills standards as well as the following: utilizing the Library of Congress and MHS online resources, Civil and Dakota War through primary documents, using prmary documents as evidence to support a thesis in History Day projects, Immigration to Minnesota, the contributions of Minnesota's Greatest Generation during the Great Depression, and more. Call Suzi Gran at 651-259-3431 or register online. To apply for subsidies fill out our workshop subsidy application. Grades 4-12. $100 ($85 for History Day teachers, Northern Lights users, and MHS members).
Minnesota's Greatest Generation Website
Help the lives of Minnesota's Greatest Generation come alive for your students with our website In Their Words: Stories of Minnesota's Greatest Generation . The Minnesota Historical Society has created an online resource filled with the personal stories of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation for teachers and students rich in content to invigorate the classroom in the teaching of the Great Depression, World War II, and the post-war Boom. Students can access personal accounts and oral histories collected as well as search for photographs, videos, and objects. For teachers, we offer Teacher Tools, which includes lesson plans, tips for using primary sources, and downloadable materials. The site includes a
table of contents with direct links to each story, a
glossary and timeline for ease of use. Learn more about this site, if you have question or would like to contribute to the website, please contact Linda Cameron at (651) 259-3027.
Free Mill City Museum Field Trip
Engage your students through a free field trip to the Mill City Museum. Students (K-12) will learn about Minnesota history through wide range of educational opportunities. Thanks to the gracious support of The McKnight Foundation, we are able to offer free museum admission and partially subsidized busing for students from qualified public schools. To qualify, schools must be from the Twin Cities metro area, have at least 50 percent of their students enrolled in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program, and visit the museum in January, February, or March. Call now - space is limited.
Please call (612) 341-7556 or email email@example.com for details or to register. Book online at: www.millcitymuseum.org.
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