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 continually updated with new resources from the Minnesota Department of Education and state social studies organizations.
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.
Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education
Geography in a Box: This set of lessons is designed for elementary students. It is a set of hands-on lessons that explain the five themes of geography, and should work well for students and their parents.
Mapping Hour: The K-12 education team at Esri has created a website with scaffolded ArcGIS Online video lessons that can be shared with educators and parents. This will be a perfect addition to lessons for middle and high school geography students.
Oh, the Places You'll Go! ArcGIS Mapping Activity
Fact-Checking Tips: Resources to help teachers and students evaluate news and information