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    • World War I: The Home Front in Minnesota

    • 2012-07-31
    • Immediately after signing the Declaration of War against Germany on April 6, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson issued an appeal to all citizens to support the government of the United States. (Mankato Free Press, April 6, 1917, p. 1). Many responded to...
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    • World War I: Home Front in Minnesota - Alien Enemy Registration

    • 2012-07-31
    • On the same day that Congress declared war on Germany, President Woodrow Wilson announced a set of regularions, controlling the activities of alien enemies. The regularions specifically identified alien enemies as German males, fourteen years or...
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    • Working on the River

    • 2012-05
    • This guide uses primary resources to help students understand, visualize and evaluate the economic and transportation opportunities provided by the many rivers in Minnesota. Personal accounts from three early settlers help learners uncover the...
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    • Weather Research, 2nd Grade

    • 2011-06-20
    • This is a guide researching the collection of Minnesota weather information and the researchers involved.
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    • Veterans Day

    • 4/3/2011
    • This guide could be used to meet the Minnesota statute requiring one hour of instruction on Veterans Day if a district is in session. Students may create a timeline of United States wars/conflicts including photographs of Minnesota veterans. ...
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    • U.S. President Biography Research, 2nd Grade

    • 2011-06-10
    • This is a guide that researches presidents of the United States and their influence in Minnesota.This guide can be used for a biography project about United States presidents or used to celebrate President's Day.
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    • U.S. Laws vs. Minnesota Laws

    • 2011-05-25
    • Once students have been introduced to U.S. laws and their importance to our society, they can compare/contrast them to Minnesota laws.This guide will show Minnesota territory laws from 1849. The goal is to provide a deeper understanding of how our...
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    • Turning Points in History: The Telephone

    • 2012-04-20
    • This guide contains photos and documents that will help support the study of the telephone's impact on the economy and/or society beginning in the late 1800s through the 1950s and beyond. There are resources from a variety of time periods to allow...
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    • Turning Points in History:  Iron Ore in Minnesota

    • 2012-07-28
    • This guide contains photos and documents that will help support the study of iron ore's impact in Minnesota, and more specifically northeastern Minnesota, beginning in the late 1800s through the 1940s. There are resources from a variety of time...
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    • Trigonometry based on Architecture

    • 2012-06-15
    • Using the Geometry and Measurement Standards, students will use the measurement of angles and a single lenth within a right triangle to fill in the missing measurements. The teacher can also provide a scale-factor to the picture and tell the...
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    • Transportation and Population in Minnesota

    • 2011-06-09
    • This guide is designed to meet the second benchmark of standard 6.3.1.1 by analyzing how transportation technology impacts the growth of cities.This guide includes photos and maps related to Minnesota streetcar lines and roadway improvements from...
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    • The Library Beacon April - June, 1934

    • 1934-04 - 1934 - 06
    • Page 1. "For Summer Readers, A Pleasant Place To Read Or Study," Study goes on in the Reference Room, students find it a cool place to work. When the weather is hot the air is "washed" and cooled before being driven by fans through the entire...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • Thinking Like a Historian

    • 2012-05-22
    • This guide gives students experience looking at historical artifacts. They will become historians by learning to ask important questions about these artifacts. The Minnesota Reflections digital objects inThis guide cover a wide range of topics and...
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    • The Ways We Use It: Land Use in Minnesota

    • 2012-05-27
    • This guide helps students learn about the ways land is used in Minnesota. Students can think about the evolution of land use from days past to contemporary times.This guide is specifically written for 6th grade, but can easily be altered to be used...
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    • The Swedish Invasion!!

    • 2011-09-22
    • A look at the Swedish influences on Minnesota. AlthoughThis guide focuses on the Social Studies standards, it correlates to other curriculum standard areas (Language Arts, Geography). The guide is listed for grade 4 standards in Minnesota DRAFT...
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    • The Rural Electrification Administration in Minnesota

    • 2012-03-23
    • This guide contains reports from various Dodge County agencies related to the extension of electricity to rural areas under the authority of the Rural Electrification Administration. These reports detail the number of miles of line constructed, as...
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    • The Name Game: Using Geographic Terms

    • 2012-05-26
    • This guide shows how to help students become familiar with common geographic terms for, both natural and man-made objects, by identifying physical characteristics of locales in Minnesota. Although this unit focuses on basic geographic terms, it...
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    • The Minnesota Home Front in World War II

    • 2012-03-23
    • This guide is designed to meet Minnesota Social Studies Standard 6.4.4.21.4, requiring students to identify contributions Minnesotans made to the war effort during WWII. It also requires students to describe the impact of the war on the home front....
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    • The Minnesota Geologist, Volume XX, Number 2, Fall-Winter 1966

    • 1966
    • The Fall/Winter 1966 edition of the Geological Society of Minnesota (GSM) newsletter included society notices, as well as memorials to Charles H. Havill, Madeline Weaver, Opal Gruner, Ben Hur Wilson, and William C. Conant, and an article on Copper.
    • Geological Society of Minnesota
    • The Minnesota Geologist, Volume XIII, Number 1, Spring-Summer 1956

    • 1956
    • The Spring/Summer 1956 edition of the Geological Society of Minnesota (GSM) newsletter included plans for twice-monthly summer field trips, plans for the Midwest federation convention in St. Paul, and the text of plaques at Red Wing, Whitewater...
    • Geological Society of Minnesota
    • The Minnesota Geologist, Volume I, Number 7, October 1944

    • 1944-10
    • The October 1944 edition of the Geological Society of Minnesota (GSM) newsletter includes biographies of Mrs. Helen J. Sommers, Mrs. Charles H. Preston, and Mrs. Anna Kolderie, miscellaneous short items, an article on 'Interpreting Fossil Remains'...
    • Geological Society of Minnesota
    • The Minneapolis Truckers Strike of 1934

    • 2012-05-31
    • In 1934, Teamsters Local 574 gained national notoreity by organizing three major strikes aginst trucking firms in Minneapolis. The union's chief adversary in each of these battles was the Citizen's Allienace, an organization representing...
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    • The Library Beacon November, 1930

    • 1930-11
    • Page 1. "Exhibition Room," A black and white photograph shows the room with books displayed for the Children's Book Fair. Girl Scouts dressed in the folk costumes of various nations acted as guides for visitors. Page 2. "The Hamline Branch Opens,"...
    • Saint Paul Public Library
    • The Impact of Religion on Minnesota's Infrastructure

    • 2011-09-22
    • This guide will allow students to explore the impact of various religious groups on the development of Minnesota. Students will be able to site specific examples that show the impact of religious groups on the state.This guide is written for grade...
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    • The Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota

    • 2011-06-08
    • Students will gain a greater understanding of the impact of the Great Depression on American society and geography by viewing the photographs of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota. Students will analyze photographs to learn what it was...
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    • The Circus is Coming to Town!

    • 2012-05-04
    • An introductory guide in research for kindergartners that focuses on the circus! The focus standard is the Historical Thinking strand with a minor focus on writing, but it doesn't have to stop there. Students have several photos listed here to use...
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    • Symmetry and Transformations

    • 2011-06-10
    • Using the Geometry and Measurement Standards, students will increase their knowledge of symmetry and transformations. Students need to be able to identify the main types of transformations including translation, rotation, reflection, and dilation....
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    • Surface Area and Volume

    • 2011-06-08
    • Using the Geometry and Measurement Standards, students will increase their knowledge of surface area and volume. Introductory: Students will use rulers to measure the lengths and widths of buildings in the picture to find the surface area and the...
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    • Superior National Forest booklet and map, Minnesota

    • 1941
    • Booklet shows the Superior National Forest and includes a map of Superior National Forest with locations of boundaries, roads, canoe routes, ranger stations, lookout towers, campgrounds, fish hatcheries, points of historic and scenic interest.
    • Cook County Historical Society
    • Development of the Southwest Minnesota State College, Marshall, Minnesota

    • 1966-12-14
    • This document gives the mission statement and guidelines for opening a new state college in southwestern Minnesota. This documents does not give a creator, but it was apparently created by a state department or committee, probably within the...
    • Striegel Archives, Southwest Minnesota State University
    • Price Inflation

    • 2011-06-08
    • Using the 2007 Minnesota Algebra Standards, students should be able to use the information and prices given on the document and compare it to prices that we would use today. Students will have to do some research on other sites to find comparable...
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    • Picture Research Project

    • 2011-05-25
    • This guide is designed to give students the opportunity to search through the Minnesota Reflections database. Students will find pictures that interest them and then does a short research project on their picture.
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