Teacher Professional Development

Discover new teaching practices and broaden your knowledge through MNHS teacher professional development. Educator workshops are offered by the History Day and Teacher Education teams.

Black and white image of Silent March from 1917

Civil Rights Over Time

Cost: Free 
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024, 9:00-3:30 
Location: Minnesota History Center (St. Paul, MN) 
Audience: K-12 Teachers


What does Freedom mean?  Join the Minnesota Historical Society and the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute for a well-rounded look at Civil Rights through time. Trace the origins of the Civil Rights movement from the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction through the Twentieth century. Explore how various groups navigated the quixotic environment of post-Civil War America and gain strategies that connect past to present in a meaningful and culturally responsive ways.

Your in-person registration includes:

✔ Light breakfast   ✔ Lunch   ✔ Exhibits Access   ✔ CEUs   ✔ Parking

Contact Heidi Kloempken with program questions. Contact Jessica McMahon with registration questions.

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History Day Teacher Workshops

Teachers at workshop

History Day Advanced Educator Workshop: Historical Argumentation

Cost: $70                
Location: Minnesota History Center (St. Paul, MN)           
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 8:30 am - 3 pm  


Join us for this hands-on workshop that dives into the world of Historical Argumentation. Learn about how to analyze primary sources, turn it into evidence, and creating the roadmap for the rest of a project. Workshop time will include learning about the development of an argument, work time to finding your own sources, and leaving with an understanding of what tools you'll need in your classroom. Presented in collaboration with Lynne O’Hara, Director of Programs at National History Day.

Your in-person registration includes:

✔ Light breakfast   ✔ Lunch   ✔ History Day Materials   ✔ CEUs   ✔ Parking

Contact Cathy Richter with questions.

Cancellation policy

  • Registrants canceling 24 hours before the workshop are eligible for a refund or credit. (This includes weather related cancellations.)
  • Registrants unable to attend a workshop may send someone in their place; substitutions will be made at the registration desk the day of the event.
  • No refunds or credits will be granted for nonattendance.