Distance Learning Resources

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Online and low-tech educational resources to support Minnesota's teachers and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Select an item below to see resources.

Online resources

Afternoon Tea with Primary Sources - Learning History at Home
Brief primary source video instruction for students grades 1-6.
Example Activity Plan

Spanish flu videos with author Kenneth C. Davis
Learn about the 1918 pandemic in four episodes.
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4

"In the Shadow of Liberty" videos with author Kenneth C. Davis
Learn about the enslaved people of four presidents, in five episodes.
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5

Votes for Women
Learn about women who fought for access to the ballot and related causes. 
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4

MNHS online resources
Tried and true digital content and skill-building resources, including:
Forests, Fields, and the Falls
Teaching with Curated Collections

MNHS YouTube channel
Videos that bring history to life.
“Storied” series
“Collections Up Close” 

Additional resources
Social studies distance learning resources from other organizations.
Minnesota Council for Economic Education
New York Historical Society (History @ Home)

Virtual support

NEW! Ask an MNHS Educator
Have a question about a resource? Need activity suggestions? We’re here to help!

NEW! Ask an MNHS Reference Librarian
Library services and MNHS librarians may be accessed via email (reference@mnhs.org) or on the Gale Family Library Facebook Page.

History at Home resource page

Until we can welcome you back to our sites and museums, we invite you to continue to learn about history with us online. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Check back for additions to this page. Please contact Jessica Ellison if you know of materials and resources worth sharing.