For Teachers

Are you a science teacher in Minnesota? If so, you are eligible for a free copy of the 10 Plants that Changed Minnesota book and the 70-page 10 Plants Teachers Activities Handbook. Download this form (PDF) to request your copy.

10 Plants that Changed Minnesota book:

10 Plants that Changed Minnesota is a book to inspire Minnesotans of all ages to learn and reflect on the 10 plants that have most impacted our state. 10 Plants that Changed Minnesota is available for purchase through the Minnesota Historical Society.

The 10 Plants Teacher Activities Handbook (8 MB) is a companion publication to the 10 Plants that Changed Minnesota book. This Handbook was created especially for Minnesota middle and high school life science teachers with fun, engaging and meaningful STEM activities designed for students involving each of the 10 plants. Each chapter begins with the list of Minnesota Academic Standards that are specifically addressed followed by more than 70 classroom activities, many of them interactive. Teacher resources are included along with answers to each activity. Each chapter is a stand-alone unit that can be completed individually, using one or two of the activities for a short, 30-40 minute time period. Activities can be used on a a daily or weekly basis, using all 10 Plants or selecting ones that are especially appropriate to your classroom or county.

Ten Plants That Changed Minnesota is protected by copyright. Permission to photocopy pages from this book for educational use in K-12 schools will be granted at no charge on the condition that the teacher sends an e-mail to [email protected] listing the school, town, grade level, and number of students. Teachers who wish to assign extracts from the book in college classes are asked to follow their institution’s usual practices for use of copyrighted material.

See the Resources page for a slide deck, reading lists and more information.