World War One Workshop

On April 6th, the United States will commemorate the 100th anniversary of its entry into World War One. To help remember this event, on Saturday, April 1st, the Minnesota Council for History Education is hosting a half day workshop for teachers interested in learning more about this war and how to teach it to their students. Prof. Jameel Haque (Minnesota State University) will be there to discuss his research on this topic, along with three classroom teachers who will share their lesson plan ideas on how to integrate this subject into a Minnesota, U.S. and/or World History class. Participants will be given resources and teaching materials that can be used to help commemorate this historic event.

CEU’s will be offered to any interested teachers.

DATE: Saturday, April 1st
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: MSU – Edina Center, 7700 France Ave.
REGISTRATION: Online Registration – $25

 

History Fest

Minnesota teachers of history: join us for History Fest, a full day of sessions about teaching history in the classroom!

The keynote speaker for History Fest is Bruce Lesh, author of “Why Won’t You Just Tell Us the Answer?” Teaching Historical Thinking in Grades 7-12. Mr. Lesh is a teacher and department chair at Franklin High School in Reierstown, Maryland.

Participants will have a choice of several educator-led sessions, focusing on state, national and world history, as well as assessments, primary sources, and more. Jump in on tours of Minnesota Historical Society collections and connect with your history peers from around the state. This workshop has sessions for elementary, middle and high school levels. Parking, light breakfast, lunch and CEUs included.

Conference Agenda | Conference Registration | Conference Resources

MNCHE 2015 Summer Workshops

The Minnesota Council for History Education is offering a series of immersive one-day day workshops for K-12 history educators and future teachers interested in “Teaching History through Multiple Perspectives.” The workshops will be held at the St. Cloud State University Graduate Center in Maple Grove on July 22nd.  One workshop will assist elementary teachers with incorporating primary sources and artifacts to teach multiple perspectives. Another workshop will be targeted towards middle school and high school history teachers and will focus on utilizing a variety of resources to teach history through multiple points of view. Both workshops will connect participants with primary sources, inquiry based lessons, online resources and best-practice teaching strategies to help improve history instruction. 6 CEUs will be provided to participants, as well as snacks and a meal. Interested participants are encouraged to register for the summer institute using the links below:

Middle School/High School Workshop Registration

Elementary Workshop Registration
Please note: our Elementary workshop has been cancelled. We hope to offer further programming for elementary teachers in the coming school year.

For more information, contact Kyle Ward at: krward@stcloudstate.edu

Spring History Workshops

The Minnesota Council for History Education is offering a series of one-day workshops for K-12 history educators this spring. The first workshop, Minnesota Military Museum’s Teacher Workshop, will take place at Camp Ripley on April 25th.  This workshop will help educators integrate Minnesota military history into their curriculum. The other workshop, titled “Teaching About the Holocaust” will be sponsored by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and feature lesson sharing from several local museum fellows.  Both workshops will connect participants with sources, lessons, resources and best-practice teaching strategies to help engage students with these topics. Interested participants are encouraged to register for the workshops using the following links:

Minnesota Military Museum Workshop

Teaching About the Holocaust Workshop

For more information, contact Kyle Ward at krward@stcloudstate.edu

MNCHE 2014 World History Summer Workshops

The Minnesota Council for History Education is offering a series of immersive one-day workshops for K-12 history educators interested in improving their instruction of World History. The workshops will be held at the St. Cloud State University Graduate Center in Maple Grove on July 23rd.  One workshop will assist Elementary teachers with the new 3rd grade Social Studies standards that focus on Ancient History. Another workshop will focus on the new High School World History standards.  Both workshops will connect participants with primary sources, inquiry based lessons, online World History resources and best-practice teaching strategies to help unpack the new World History standards. 6 CEUs will be provided to participants, as well as snacks and a meal. Interested participants are encouraged to register for the workshops using the following links:

Elementary Ancient History Workshop Registration 

High School World History Workshop Registration

For more information, contact Matt Moore at mmoore1@isd77.org

MNCHE Technology Workshop

The Minnesota Council for History Education is offering an immersive one-day conference for teachers and future teachers interested in integrating technology in their classrooms and improving history instruction.  The institute, titled “Integrating Technology into the History Classroom,” will be held at Mill City Museum on January 20th. Sessions will be offered on a variety of topics: learning management systems, flipped classroom strategies, digital history resources, utilizing social media, establishing personal learning networks and iPhones/iPad resources. Dr. Aaron Doering will provide a keynote at the conference.  Registration is $50 and space is limited to the first 40 participants. Interested educators are encouraged to register for the conference at: historytech.eventbrite.com

Conference Schedule and Session Descriptions

Conference Evaluation

For more information, contact Jessica Ellison at: Jessica.Ellison@mnhs.org

Ray Raphael Workshop

On September 12, Dr. Ray Raphael will be at the St. Cloud State Graduate Center in Maple Grove to present an evening workshop, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., on myths of the U.S. Constitution and the American Revolution. Dr. Raphael is the author of numerous books on the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers and the role of the Presidency. That evening, Dr. Raphael will be specifically speaking about his newest book “Constitutional Myths:  What We Get Wrong and How to Get it Right,”  as well as his earlier work “Founding Myths:  Stories that Hide our Patriotic Past.”  (Please note: Interested educators can acquire these recent publications for 30% off using the coupon code “STC913” at www.thenewpress.com) Dr. Raphael will share many teaching ideas and strategies on these topics.  The workshop is free to all educators.  Space is limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested educators can register at our Eventbrite registration page.

For more information, contact Kyle Ward at: krward@stcloudstate.edu