activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each
week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page's content and
offer activities that will help your students reach them.
by teachers and parents at home and at school.
An example of the
standard that is provided each week:
It's Minnesota from A to Z
This week's standards: Students understand the human and physical characteristics of places. (Social
1. Divide a piece of paper into two parts. On one side, draw a picture of yourself
enjoying a Minnesota event that takes place indoors. On the other side, draw a
picture of yourself enjoying a Minnesota event that takes place outdoors. Write a
sentence under each picture telling about your adventure.
2. Look through the newspaper for items you would take with you to visit these
Minnesota spots: (a) the Jeffers petroglyphs, (b) Lake Superior, (c) Superior
National Forest, (d) Superior Hiking Trail, and (e) the Ironworld Discovery Center.
3. Design a brochure called "Great Cities of Minnesota." In your brochure, name at
least six different Minnesota cities and describe what makes each city special.
4. The arts are a part of Minnesota. Find places in Minnesota with connections to
(a) poetry, (b) literature, (c) film, (d) music and (e) legend.
5. Use reference books and the Internet to learn more about fur-trading in the early
days of Minnesota history. Use these questions to guide your research: Who were
the early fur traders? What did they get when they traded their furs? How did fur
traders get the furs? When and why did the fur trade lose importance? What does
by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M