Mill City History Players Bring History to Life
Are you looking for a field trip alternative? Mill City Museum's History Players come to you! Using props and artifacts, costumed History Players engage students in their memorable life stories. Book programs at your school, join with another school or gather your homeschool group. Teacher's packet with pre- and post-visit activities included. Maximum class size 60. Cost starts at $250. Additional presentations can be added for a discounted rate. History Players must be scheduled at least six weeks in advance. The Mill City History Players include Mary Dodge Woodward, (1826-1890), domestic manager of a bonanza farm and William de la Barre, (1849-1936), chief water engineer for Minneapolis. In April, Eva Valesh (1866-1956), an investigative journalist, will be available to teach students about Minnesota, labor, and women's history. To schedule Mill City Museum Players, call the Scheduling Office at 612-341-7556.
Free Technology Workshop for Teachers
Learn new ways to use technology to engage your students in history for FREE! Digital tools make it easier than ever to use the Minnesota Historical Society’s vast collection of primary sources in your classroom. Participants will experience Edtuit, an easy to use site designed by and for teachers, and find out about Omeka, a web platform that gives you and your students access to primary resources that are newly available on the web. Get ready to use these and other digital tools to create, modify and share standards-based curricula! Sub fees will be covered. Workshop made possible by Best Buy Children’s Foundation. Call Mary Mannes at 651-259-3413 or register online. Free. Grades 4-12, Tues., Feb. 24, 2009, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Minnesota History Center, St. Paul
"Northern Lights" Workshop
Our network of stellar “Northern Lights” teachers is growing all the time. Discover proven strategies— led by an innovative local teacher. Brainstorm new ideas with fellow attendees, and learn about the many Minnesota Historical Society resources available for bringing Minnesota history to life. You’ll walk away with a hands-on lesson and renewed enthusiasm. Moorhead attendees will visit the Hjemkomst Center’s replica Viking ship and Norwegian church. Call Suzi Gran at 651-259-3431 or register online. $85 for "Northern Lights" users. Grades 5-8, Wed., Jan. 14, 2009, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead
Great History Day resources
Does History Day season have you stumped? Searching for advice? Are you looking for the latest in History Day news? Check out our brand new resources: the Master Teacher Network and History Day blogs.
- Whether you're new to History Day, or just need some new tricks, the Master Teacher Network can help. It contains curricular materials from some of History Day's most experienced teachers. You can search for curricula by school type and grade.
- History Day now presents blogs for students, parents, and teachers. Staff will update the blogs weekly, promoting events and providing tips, strategies, and ideas for more effective projects. Spread the word to your students, parents, and fellow teachers!
Free field Trips to the Alexander Ramsey House
The Alexander Ramsey House, home of Minnesota’s first territorial governor, is offering free field trips to for all eligible Saint Paul Public Schools. Thanks to the generosity of the Ramsey House Board of Governors, the historic site can offer free admission for K-12 students and subsidize the cost of bussing for St. Paul Public Schools and St. Paul Public Charter Schools. Students will meet costumed tour guides that will talk about Alexander Ramsey and his role as a prominent Minnesota politician in the second half of the 19th century. Hear stories about the lives of servants and learn about the newest technologies of the Victorian era.
For more details or to make a reservation please call 651-296-8760.
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