Intergenerational Learning Programs
Minnesotans of all ages are participating in deep intergenerational learning experiences by working together to document community history and create lasting products (exhibits, documentaries, audio tours etc.) that are shared with their communities. These intergenerational collaborations build relationships among members of older and younger generations, increase students" appreciation for Minnesota history and recognize the importance of older adults and their role in transmitting community history. A survey of Intergenerational Learning Program participants found that 100% of youth participants felt that the older adults in their community had a lot of valuable knowledge and wisdom to share; 95% of youth participants said that the program increased their appreciation for Minnesota history; and 90% of youth participants would recommend the program to others. In FY12, ten projects were held in Alexandria, Saint Paul, Detroit Lakes, the Iron Range, Minneapolis, Mora and Stillwater. Projects in FY13 are being held in Hibbing, Chisholm, Cook, Bird Island, Minneapolis and Saint Paul. All Intergenerational Learning Program projects are shared at legacy.mnhs.org/sharing-community-stories
Minnesotans of all ages will participate in deep intergenerational learning experiences by working together to document community history and create lasting products (exhibits, documentaries, etc.) that can be shared with their communities. 2012 projects will be held in Chisholm, Detriot Lakes, Minneapolis, Stillwater, St. Paul and at one historic site, North West Company Fur Post. New members of the Teen Advisory Council will also create intergenerational projects during a year-long after school program that hones their workplace skills.
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.