Online Course for Teachers on African-American History

Attention alumni: if you’re a K-12 teacher with a U.S. or Minnesota history course and are looking for a continuing education opportunity, check out African American History in Minnesota, the first online professional development course from the Minnesota Historical Society.

From the press release on the MHS blog 21C (“Museums meeting the needs of 21st Century Learners”):

The online course is a self-study for educators of grades K-12 and includes national history context, Minnesota content, and individual stories of Minnesota African Americans. It is intended to provide teachers with content that will help them integrate more of Minnesota’s African American history into U.S. and Minnesota history courses.

The course focuses on five eras:

  • Pre-Statehood
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Progressive Era
  • Between the World Wars
  • Modern Civil Rights Movement

In addition to video clips, the course comes complete with two primary source-based classroom activities that you can download. It costs $30 to register, can be completed at home, and counts for six hours. Click here to learn more and register.

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