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    • Justice of the Peace Docket 1884-1921, Otsego, Minnesota

    • 1884 - 1921
    • The Justice of the Peace docket is a handwritten record of civil and criminal cases heard by Justices of the Peace in Otsego, Minnesota from 1884 to 1921. These records include the names of plaintiffs and defendants, arresting constables, evidence...
    • Otsego Heritage Preservation Commission
    • 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 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 Sullivanite, March 4, 1939

    • 1939-03-04
    • Newsletter of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Brimson, Minnesota.
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • Annual Report of the County Agricultural Agent in Dodge County Minnesota 1966

    • 1966-12
    • The 1966 Dodge County Extension Service Annual Report contains three documents: 15-page Annual Statistical Report; 5-page 4-H Summary; 71-page Extension Narrative Report. The Narrative Report contains: Extension Committee Members and staff;...
    • Dodge County Extension Office, University of Minnesota Extension
    • 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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    • Tres Lacs, December 15, 1940

    • 1940-12-15
    • Newsletter of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Rochert, Minnesota.
    • Minnesota Historical Society
    • 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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    • Looking for Patterns in the Settlement of Minnesota

    • 2012-03-30
    • This guide is designed to ehlp students learn about patterns of settlement in an area of Minnesota by comparing historical maps of the same region. Students will use plat maps, landform maps and road maps to note changes in the population, road...
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    • Families Over Time

    • 2012-05-21
    • Family dynamics have completely changed over time.This guide's focus is on the Minnesota K-23 Academic Standards in Social Studies iwth an emphasis on how families have changed over time. It uses photographs that depict traditions, outings, and...
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    • I Want It! I Need It!

    • 2012-05-25
    • Focusing on the Economic Standards in the Minnesota DRAFT K-12 Academic Standards in Social Studies 2011, Kindergartners analyze pictures to determine if what is shown is a need or a want, a good or a service.
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    • Childhood: Then and Now

    • 2012-05-15
    • This guide is based on the Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards for Social Studies, focusing on first grade. Students use the photographs to compare/contrast children's lives then to their lives now.
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    • Annual Report of the County Agricultural Agent in Dodge County Minnesota 1931

    • 1931-11
    • The 1931 Extension annual report contains two documents. 33-page Annual Extension Review, Analyses, Interpretation and Presentation Summary. 60-page Narrative Report. Narrative report contains: Farm Bureau Report meeting reports, membership (dues...
    • Dodge County Extension Office, University of Minnesota Extension
    • 1940 Atlas of the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1940
    • Includes a complete set of surveys and plats of properties in the city of Minneapolis, compiled and drawn from official records and actual surveys by the Minnesota WPA, sponsored by the City of Minneapolis.
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • 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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    • Glanville Smith Diary, January 20,  1920 to March 5, 1920

    • 1920-01-20 - 1920-03-05
    • Mr. Smith writes about his impressions of his close friends. He also talks about attending the circus and a musical concert. School remains the focus of his writing. Two photos of friends are interspersed with a musical composition penned by the...
    • Stearns History Museum
    • Minnesota's Native Americans

    • 2011-09-21
    • Native Americans in Minnesota. AlthoughThis guide is focused on People and Cultures and Change over time, it also correlates to other U.S. history sub-standards (such as Historical Thinking, 3.1.1.1.1). The standards identified in the guide are...
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    • Families: Then and Now

    • 2012-05-24
    • This guide is written to support first graders who are making comparisons between families of today and yesterday. Minnesota Reflections Top Picks include a variety of items for students to compare to contemporary times including housing,...
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    • Minnesota Dairyman, Volume III, Number 8, October 1908

    • 1908-10-01
    • Minnesota Dairyman, Vol. III, No. 8, October 1908. Cover features a photograph of cows in a field, unlabeled. Cover story: Ninth District Proud, Ninth District Best Producer in State of Minnesota.
    • Northfield Historical Society
    • 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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    • Focus Point (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 1997-07-09

    • 1997-07-09
    • Volume 4, Number 7, Issue 162. Focus Point was published and edited by Craig Lindahl-Urben. It included articles of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) communities of Minnesota, especially the Twin Cities of Minneapolis...
    • Quatrefoil Library
    • Glanville Smith Diary, October 14, 1919 to January 19, 1920

    • 1919-10-14 - 1920-01-19
    • Mr. Smith comments about his experiences with his fellow students and teachers at Tech. He also comments about Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Photo attachments in the front and back of the diary include the Tech 1919 football team (all...
    • Stearns History Museum
    • Davison's Atlas of the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

    • 1887
    • Includes a complete set of surveys and plats of properties in the city of Minneapolis, compiled and drawn from official records and actual surveys. Index to additions and sub-divisions included.
    • Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library
    • Annual Report County Extension Service Dodge County Minnesota 1937

    • 1937-09 - 1937-10
    • The 1937 Dodge County Extension report contains four documents: 33-page Annual Extension Review, Analyses, Interpretation and Presentation Summary; 74-page 25th Anniversary Narrative Report. Narrative report includes: Staff list W. G. Werner, AAA...
    • Dodge County Extension Office, University of Minnesota Extension
    • Let's Go Shopping!

    • 2012-05-24
    • Retail shopping has changed in numerous ways over the past century.This guide focuses on the topic using the Minnesota DRAFT K-12 Academic Standards in Social Studies. Using photographs of the interiors of stores, students look for ways shopping...
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    • 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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    • Skillings' Mining Review, Volume X, Number 34

    • 1922-01-27
    • Skillings' Mining and Market Letter is an international mining trade publication. It began as a weekly publication in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1912. It changed its name to Skillings' Mining Review in July 1916 (dropping the apostrophe in 1993). ...
    • Iron Range Research Center
    • Crossing the Rivers

    • 2012-02-29
    • This guide uses photographs, manuscripts and maps to introduce students to the role of rivers in Minnesota's early settlment and economic development. Students will be encouraged to examine the resourcesa nd engage in inquiry activities as they...
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    • Focus Point (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 1997-07-16

    • 1997-07-16
    • Volume 4, Number 8, Issue 163. Focus Point was published and edited by Craig Lindahl-Urben. It included articles of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) communities of Minnesota, especially the Twin Cities of Minneapolis...
    • Quatrefoil Library
    • 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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    • Archbishop John Ireland and Catholic Immigration

    • 2012-06-05
    • This guide is designed to help students understand various factors that drew immigrants, especially Catholics, to Minnesota. These factors included cheap and plentiful land, the influence of individuals such as Archbishop John Ireland, the impact...
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    • A Visual History of Theater and Music Programs

    • 2011-02-17
    • This guide is designed to align with the Minnesota Arts standard that calls for understanding the personal, social, cultural, and historical contexts that influence the arts areas. The theater and music programs highlighted inThis guide help 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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    • Housing and Interior Design

    • 2007-04-17
    • This guide is designed to meet the first four benchmarks of standard 11.5 by tracing the development of housing designs, and by analyzing interior designs and furnishings during various historical eras through the examination of photographs and...
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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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    • Nutrition and Wellness Introduction

    • 2011-06-08
    • This guide is designed to be an introductory hook for lessons in nutrition by pointing out how our food supply and preparation has changed between the late 1800s to late 1970s. The photos and documents meet three benchmarks of standard 14.0 to...
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    • Glanville Smith Diary, July 31, 1919 to October 14, 1919

    • 1919-07-31 - 1919-10-14
    • Mr. Smith comments about his adventures while staying at his family's cottage on Grand lake and his impressions about his first month and half as a senior at Tech High.
    • Stearns History Museum
    • 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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