History Live (Interactive Video Conferencing)
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.
The award-winning History Live program served more than 5,500 Minnesota students in FY12 while creating new history lessons to deliver via video conferencing technology. New programs focus on Dred and Harriet Scott, Dakota history and Jeffers Petroglyphs. History Live staff are also developing a way to deliver content to seniors living in residential facilities and will continue building a state and nationwide audience for these unique, high-energy history programs. History Live educators at the Minnesota History Center beam in-depth, interactive history programs into classrooms across the state and country. In 2012, History Live won a second award from the Center for interactive Learning and Collaboration for outstanding educational programming through video conferencing. The award is based exclusively on feedback from teachers who have used History Live in their classrooms.