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Minnesota Humanities Center (St. Paul, MN 55106-2046)
Matthew Brandt (Project Director: March 2007 to July 2009)

Landmarks of American History and Culture
Education Programs

$149,336 (approved)
$140,760 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2007 – 9/30/2008

Building America: Minnesota's Iron Range, U.S. Industrialization, and the Creation of a World Power

Two one-week workshops for 100 school teachers to explore the role of Minnesota's Iron Range in American history.

During the summer of 2008, the Minnesota Humanities Commission will offer two one-week residence-based workshops for K-12 educators that use a unique region of Minnesota to address central themes and issues in American history. As many as 100 teachers who attend these National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers will increase knowledge and appreciation of a region significant to American history and culture - Minnesota's Iron Range. These in-depth workshops will provide teachers with training and experience in the use and interpretation of this historic region in Minnesota and the material resources and archival evidence unique to this siginificant place in American history and culture.