Building America: Minnesota's Iron Range, U.S. Industrialization, and the Creation of World Power
The weeklong workshop will be based on national history standards and the national social studies standards. In addition, the workshop will be organized around three central themes that align with those standards. These three themes are: 1) Natural History of the Landmark: Geography and Geology; 2) The Mines and their Contributions to American History; and 3) The People and the Mines.
Each week, 40 participants from across the nation will explore the Iron Range and the people who worked, sacrificed, and died in the mines to build industrial America and help win two world wars.
When will the workshops take place?
Two one-week residential workshops will be conducted in northern Minnesota's Iron Range during the weeks of June 13-18 or August 1-6, 2010.
Who is eligible to participate?
Classroom teachers and librarians in public, private, parochial, and charter schools, as well as home-schooling parents are eligible to participate. Other K-12 school personnel, including administrators, substitute teachers, and classroom paraprofessionals, are also eligible to participate, subject to available space.
How much does the workshop cost?
here is no registration fee for NEH-funded Landmarks of American History and Culture summer programs.
More detailed information is available on our website.
Mallory Wessel, Coordinator of Professional Development
Minnesota Humanities Center
987 Ivy Ave E
St. Paul, MN 55106
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