Classroom Outreach Programs

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At the Scott County Historical Society we have a long history of providing quality educational programs for Scott County students. We have a variety of classroom outreach programs that are relevant, interactive, hands on, and engaging. All programs meet Minnesota Academic Standards benchmarks and include pre and post visit activities.

Interested in having an SCHS educator visit your classroom, community group or home school group? Fill out THIS FORM, or contact the SCHS Program Manager HERE or by calling 952-445-0378

See  below for a listing of available programs.

Grade K: Pieces of the Past
Students will step back in time to experience a day in the life of European American child living in Scott county in the late 1800s. They will write on slate boards, play with historical toys, and try their hand at pioneer chores, as well as explore maps, photographs, and artifacts. 1898 Map

Grades 1-2: What’s For Dinner?
Students will learn what it took to put a meal on the table 100 years ago by investigating the farms, general stores, and kitchens of the past. Students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities including churning butter, shopping in a general store, and examining historical kitchen gadgets.

Grades 3-5: Then and Now
Students will compare the towns of today with the towns of the past by exploring maps, photographs, and artifacts, and by taking on the role of a townsperson from 1880s Scott County.

Grades 6 The Minnesota River and the Fur Trade
This program will give students the opportunity to explore the Dakota settlements and the European fur trading activity along the Minnesota River in Scott County. Students will analyze historical maps and artifacts, take part in mock fur trades, present information to the class, and participate in group and class discussions.

Grades 9-12 
The Scott County Historical Society is available to partner with your 9-12 class on special projects including research, oral history, and exhibit development. Please contact the Program Manager at 952.445.0378 or via email to discuss how we can work together!

SCHS charges $60.00 per program plus mileage (.54/mile from 235 Fuller St South in Shakopee)

Questions? Give us a call at 952-445-0378