Social Studies & Civics Resources
The Minnesota Historical Society's education site offers free classroom-ready resources along with other supplemental curriculum materials on topics of Minnesota and American history. Many of the secondary and elementary ready-to-go classroom activities engage students in primary source analysis, while others focus on students' reading, writing, and research skills. In addition to classroom lessons, the site provides ideas for teaching Native American history and culture, guidance on taking field trips to historic sites and museums around the state of Minnesota, and a regularly updated list of teacher professional development opportunities.
Affiliated with the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the Ruth A. Meyers Center for Indigenous Education maintains a repository of website resources for lesson plans specific to Minnesota’s Indigenous people, resources for lesson plans about American Indians, tips when considering the use of texts and literature about Indigenous people, terminology guides, and links to further research and materials related to Native Americans' experience in the U.S.