Play the Past


Play the Past is a student-directed field trip experience in which students use iPods to explore the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation and Then Now Wow galleries. Through critical thinking and collaboration, they earn badges and collect digital items for later use.

  • How does Play the Past Work?
  • What is a Digital Backpack
  • How do I Sign Up?

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Field Trip Quests

Students pursue areas of activity, or quests, within Play the Past.

  • The Great Depression
  • World War II
  • The Boom
  • Tipi
  • Fur Trade
  • Iron Mine
  • Sod House

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In Your Classroom

Back in the classroom, you and your students can use digital artifacts collected on the field trip for deeper investigation and follow-up.

  • Create your own activities or use our suggestions
  • Reflective questions following your field trip

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