American Indian History Workshops
Attend our workshops and gain valuable insight into American Indian history. Walk away with classroom materials, a CEU certificate, and new ideas. Grades 4-12. $100 ($85 for History Day teachers, Northern Lights users, and MHS members).
American Indian Contributions to U.S. Culture Workshop
Nov. 21, 2008, St. Paul
American Indian nations have provided many contributions to the culture of the United States. You will learn about what Dakota and Ojibwe nations, along with many others, have added to the traditional “American” way of life.
Termination and Relocation: The Urbanization of American Indians,
Dec. 12, 2008, St. Paul
In the mid-20th century, laws were passed that tried to assimilate American Indians into American culture. This workshop will examine the effects of Termination and Relocation policies on the Ojibwe and Dakota in Minnesota.
Call Chris Taylor at 651-259-3430 or register online.
Free Field Trips through McKnight Foundation Scholarship
Mill City Museum, the newest addition to the Minnesota Historical Society's network of museums and historic sites, offers a wide range of educational opportunities for Minnesota's K-12 students. Thanks to the gracious support of The McKnight Foundation, Mill City Museum is 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. Registration begins October 1st for those schools that did not receive a McKnight Foundation Scholarship last year. Schools that visited the museum on the scholarship last year are welcome to apply starting October 15th. Space is limited.
Please call (612) 341-7556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details or to register. Book online at: www.millcitymuseum.org.
Join MCSS This Month
During the rest of November, you can become a member of the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies for $20 and lock in an exclusive membership rate for the annual conference, "Embracing the Future," March 5-6, 2009.
MCSS is a professional advocacy group that encourages educators to be proactive leaders who challenge and educate empowered students to promote human dignity in an increasingly global society, through the study of all social studies.
History Day Workshops
History Day season is gearing up! Our History Day staff is offering two workshops in December for all levels of History Day experience. Grades 6-12. $100 ($85 for History Day teachers, Northern Lights users, and MHS members).
History Day Ultimate Teacher Workshop
Dec. 8, 2008, Saint Paul
Teachers will receive classroom strategies, ideas and information on the 2009 theme "The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies," and first-hand knowledge from student participants.
History Day Advanced Classroom Management Workshop
Dec. 9, 2008, Saint Paul
This workshop is for teachers who have completed the Ultimate workshop or are more experienced with History Day, the Advanced Classroom Management workshop will provide the next level of integration into the classroom.
Register online or by phone at 651-259-3426.
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