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Resources, programs and events to support Minnesota history education for teachers and students.
National History Day
Students choose a topic on an annual theme, then research and present papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries and websites.
Minnesota social studies curriculum for sixth graders.
Supplemental Curriculum Products
Enrich your lessons and engage students in complex history topics with our curriculum products.
Teacher Professional Development
Discover new teaching practices and broaden your knowledge in an MNHS professional development workshop.
6th Grade History Pass
Minnesota 6th graders are granted FREE admission to MNHS historic sites and museums for one year. Teachers and parents may order them now!
Transport your students to hands-on history destinations.
Discounted admission for educators.
Teaching Native American History & Culture
Resources developed to broaden your knowledge and engage students.
Preserving our past, sharing our state's stories and connecting people with history.
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Advocate for History
Speak up for history. Talk with your legislators, our governor, and your community leaders.
Enrich your lessons and engage students in complex history topics.
Enrich the study of African American history, slavery, and pre-Civil War America through multimedia storytelling.
A new way to teach American Indian history and culture.
Use primary sources in your classroom to analyze American Indian experiences during mid-century tribal change and relocation.
Provides resources that familiarize students with historical collection and presentation of data.
Use primary sources in your classroom to analyze how 19th century letters can tell stories about the past and offer new perspectives about historical people and events.
Use primary sources in your classroom to analyze how communities change with decreasing population, urban change, and suburban development.
Use primary sources in your classroom to learn about Dakota and Ojibwe homeland.
Introduce students to various perspectives from the Vietnam War era.
Use primary sources in your classroom to analyze objects. The objects included are from the North American Fur Trade.
Use primary sources in your classroom to analyze how African Americans fought for civil rights in the early 20th century.
Use primary sources in your classroom to analyze how photographs tell the different stories of changing warfare from the Civil War to recent wars.
Use primary sources in your classroom to analyze Americans' experiences during World War I.