Inquiry in the Upper Midwest Workshop

Date(s): 
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Location: 
St. Cloud
Sponsor/Organizer: 
IUM Partners
Cost: 
Stipend provided, registration required

Join us from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud to explore how primary sources can support inquiry in your geography and history lessons.

JoAnn Trygestad and Michele Melius from the Minnesota Alliance of Geographic Education will lead you through several different activities using primary sources, and an introduction to three collections on the Library of Congress website: Photos and Prints, Maps, and Audio Recordings. You will work in small groups by grade level to share ideas and learn from colleagues, explore resources developed for teachers by the Library of Congress, and select age-appropriate primary sources that you could use with your students. Please bring a laptop or iPad that you are comfortable using.

Lunch is provided, as well as a stipend for attending the entire day. Minnesota teachers will receive CEUs and Wisconsin teachers will receive a letter of attendance. Regional workshop attendees will also get priority to attend a weeklong summer institute for elementary teachers in June 2017, digging deeper into the use of primary sources and culturally responsive pedagogy. Contact Jessica Ellison with questions.