Minnesota History- Spring 2024 – Schedule and Grades

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Grades – See the bottom of this page for an explanation of grades.

  • All assignments are due Wednesday at 10 pm, unless specified as in-class assignments.

Week 1: January 10

Historical Thinking Skill: Leveling up digital literacy and history
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Check Please! is both your Source and your Assignment for this week.

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Check Please! is both your Source and your Assignment for this week.

Week 2: January 17

Historical Thinking Skill: Leveling up digital literacy and history

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Return to Enter is both your Source and your Assignment for this week.

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Week 3: January 24

What is Professional History and Why is History.com not it?

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Week 4: January 31

Historical Thinking Skill: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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Sanders, Thomas. "Jeffers Petroglyphs." MNopedia, Minnesota Historical Society. http://www.mnopedia.org/place/jeffers-petroglyphs (accessed September 5, 2023).

Teresa Peterson and Walter LaBatte Jr.. "The Land, Water, and Language of the Dakota, Minnesota’s First People." MNopedia, Minnesota Historical Society. http://www.mnopedia.org/land-water-and-language-dakota-minnesota-s-first-people (accessed September 5, 2023).

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Week 5: February 7

Historical Thinking Skill: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
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  • – Dessert 4 points in class activity, 6 points Assignment paragraph.

Week 6 February 14

Historical Thinking Skill: Object Analysis
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Week 7: February 21

Historical Thinking Skill: Object Analysis
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Week 8: February 28

Historical Thinking Skill: Metadata.
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Timeline: Immigration into the US. Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/classroom-materials/immigration/global-timeline/

Ratsabout, Saengmany. "Immigrants and Refugees in Minnesota: Connecting Past and Present ." MNopedia, Minnesota Historical Society. http://www.mnopedia.org/immigrants-and-refugees-minnesota-connecting-past-and-present (accessed October 4, 2023).

Chose one group and read about them: Immigration and Relocation in U.S. History – Each group has multiple pages.

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Please fill out this [mid-term survey]

SPRING BREAK

Week 9: March 13

Historical Thinking Skill: Metadata
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TBD –

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  • Dessert

    Week 10: March 20

    Historical Thinking Skill: Words and Computers

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Week 11: March 27

Historical Thinking Skill: Words and Computers
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  • [Dessert-]

Week 12: April 3

Historical Thinking Skill: Podcasting
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MNHS Video Series on the Civil War: Watch videos 2-13 and take notes for activity in class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR-VTrPcMDg&list=PLRrmlN6cO7LumBMjTrjdWc5swr4IRK7KM

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Week 13: April 10

Historical Thinking Skill: Podcasting
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Listen to the following newscasts about turn-of-the-19th century Minnesota.

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Week 14: April 17

Historical Thinking Skill: Numerical Literacy
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Week 15: April 24

Historical Thinking Skill: Numerical Literacy
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Cold War Minnesota
Unwed Mothers at Booth Memorial Hospital, 1961–63

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Week 16: May 1

Historical Thinking Skill: Final Project

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Finals Week: No class meeting

  • [Final Dessert]()

    Assignments and Grades

Assignment Descriptions

Every two weeks you’ll do four assignments for each learning module:

  • Appetizer: Engage your historical sources for the week by explaining how one source relates to one item in the news. 25% of module grade.

  • 1st Plate: The major history project you’ll complete for the week using historical sources and digital tools. 50% of module grade.

  • Dessert: A paragraph of writing reflecting on what you learned from the week’s assignment and from your fellow classmates. 25% of module grade.

Overall Grades Weights

The first three weeks and last two weeks have 20% and 10% total weight of your grade. All the other modules (two weeks of assignments) are worth 10% of your total grade.

Assignment Module Grade Value Weeks
Leveling Up 20% 1-3
GIS 10% 4-5
Art Analysis 10% 6-7
Metadata 10% 8-9
Podcasting 10% 10-11
Computers and Words 10% 12-13
Numerical Literacy 10% 14-15
Portfolio 15% 15-Final
Citizenship 5% 16

Late assignments and grade drops.

Late work is not accepted nor are extensions offered except in the case of hospitalization or deployment.

Instead, two weeks of assignments are automatically dropped, much like jobs offer paid time off. I drop assignments by curving the class 12%. The final grades look like this:

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