Online and low-tech educational resources to support Minnesota's teachers and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Select an item below to see resources.
Afternoon Tea with Primary Sources - Learning History at Home
Brief primary source video instruction for students grades 1-6.
Example Activity Plan
"In the Shadow of Liberty" videos with author Kenneth C. Davis
Learn about the enslaved people of four presidents, in five episodes.
Votes for Women
Learn about women who fought for access to the ballot and related causes.
MNHS online resources
Twenty tried and true digital content and skill-building resources, including:
Forests, Fields, and the Falls
Lumberjack Math (Coming soon)
Education Resource Portal (Coming soon)
Low-tech and no-tech activities
NEW! Primary v. Secondary Sources Activity
Students use objects in their home to examine the difference between primary and secondary sources.
NEW! Primary Source Analysis: Before and After Photo
Historic photos inspire students to create a comic of what happened before and after the photo was taken.
NEW! Primary Source Analysis: How has school changed over time?
Compare school experiences past, present, and future.
NEW! Primary Source Analysis: What is your story?
Collect objects to represent yourself then analyze someone else’s objects.
NEW! Primary Source Analysis: Suffrage Banner
Students analyze an existing suffrage banner and then make their own.
NEW! Primary Source Analysis: War Technology Comparison
Students compare World War I technology to today’s technology.
NEW! Primary Source Analysis: Post-World War I Soldier
Students examine primary sources to answer a question about life after World War I for some soldiers.