Minnesota Council 
for the Social Studies

Resources compiled by Minnesota Department of Education, in collaboration with state social studies specialists

Curricular Resources by Grade Span and Content Strand

Distance Learning During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The Minnesota Council for the Social Studies is thinking about our teachers and students during this extraordinary time. There are so many resources out there to help as we transition to distance learning, so MCSS is compiling a list here for easy access.

This list will be uploaded on Friday, April 3, 2020. It will include resources from state social studies organizations and the Minnesota Department of Education.


Minnesota Humanities Center

Absent Narratives Resource Collection

Bdote Memory Map

Why Treaties Matter

NEW: America’s Secret War Educator Toolkit

NEW: Ohéyawahe (Pilot Knob): A Teacher Guide and Supplementary Lessons for Learning about Mnísota’s First People

Minnesota Council on Economic Education

Teaching economics has never been more important as we face daily the economic consequences of this extraordinary time. MCEE prepared the following Distance Learning Resources, available 24/7. If you do not find what you need below, please reach out by email. Stay safe and be well!



Minnesota Historical Society

Distance Learning Resources, including online and low-tech

Northern Lights Interactive eBook: The eBook is free for students, teachers, families and the general public to access until the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Login is required, but it is shared on the homepage of the Interactive eBook, as well as on the tips and support website. Username is history, password is history. It's available in a web browser version and an iPad app


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