"Hands On" History Curriculum for Minnesota's Students

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$382,757
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Ongoing
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Programs.
Appropriation Language

Programs. $4,800,000 the first year and $4,800,000 the second year are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$382,757
Direct expenses
$382,757
Number of full time equivalents funded
2.20
Project Overview
The Minnesota Historical Society is developing creative, hands-on learning projects for K-12 students that adhere to state social studies standards and introduce students to important aspects of Minnesota and U.S. history. For example, students will explore the role of slavery in American history by examining historical newspapers, letters and laws and by watching a series of dramatic portrayals of Dred and Harriet Scott who lived at Fort Snelling in the 1830s. These projects will be made accessible to teachers around the state and around the country in 2013.
Project Details
The Minnesota Historical Societey is developing new curriculum materials for K-12 students and also making them accessible to teachers around the state and around the country.
Project Manager
First Name
Kevin
Last Name
Maijala
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard W.
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3442