African American Stories in Minnesota
Explore Minnesota's past through the eyes of nine African Americans, from fur trader George Bonga to recent arrivals Eric Mosley and Mahamoud Aden Amin. This upper-elementary curriculum kit features cross-disciplinary work sheets and hands-on activities.
The Holocaust and Minnesota History: A Curriculum for Grades 3-12
In conjunction with “Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust,” an exhibit from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum showing at the Minnesota History Center July 20 – October 15, 2006, the Minnesota Historical Society has created a free curriculum for grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Each of the three curricula is teacher-reviewed and comes with lesson plans, primary source readings and photographs, and worksheets designed to hone students’ historical thinking skills. In addition, some of the featured Holocaust survivors have written directly to students.
This updated version of the popular middle-level Minnesota history curriculum features full-color Student and Teacher's Editions and a Classroom Resource Book of reproducible work sheets.
Published from 1972 to 1993, Roots magazine was an illustrated research-based curriculum supplement on Minnesota history, emphasizing one theme in each issue. While the magazine is now out of print, many schools and libraries throughout Minnesota have copies of Roots. A compiled index is available here. The index is a PDF (Portable Document Format) file, which can be viewed or printed using your web browser and Adobe's Acrobat Reader software. Adobe provides downloading instructions for the free Acrobat Reader for Macintosh and Windows.