A recently awarded Innovation in Education Grant afforded
255 sixth-grade Social Studies students at North Junior High School the
opportunity to experience History Live! History Live delivers high-energy,
in-depth lessons to schools in Minnesota using interactive video technology.
Originating from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, History
Live is a 45 to 60 minute, two-way video conversation between North social studies
teachers Kristin Herbert, Joan Elton, Jing Ma, their students and Minnesota
History Center staff. North students will benefit from six lessons scheduled
periodically throughout the school year that are aligned with national and
current Minnesota academic standards. Lessons include “American Indian Culture
Preserved in Stone,” “The Great Lakes Fur Trade,” “A 1900’s Logging Camp,”
"Minnesota’s Culture and Geography,” “The CCC and the New Deal,” and “Inventions
That Changed the Nation.” In addition to the scheduled History Live lessons,
teachers receive guides for each lesson with interdisciplinary curricular
materials to pre-teach, post-teach, enhance and extend lessons.