Play the Past is a student-directed field trip experience in which students use iPods to explore the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation (6th graders) and Then Now Wow (4th-6th graders) 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?
Field Trip Quests
Students pursue areas of activity, or quests, within Play the Past.
Minnesota’s Greatest Generation
- The Great Depression
- World War II
- The Boom
Then Now Wow
- Fur Trade
- Iron Mine
- Sod House
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