Our Minnesota Community:
A Big Shared World Activity Book
This activity book introduces you to real Minnesotans from a diverse range of heritage backgrounds. The stories presented in this book reflect what the individuals wanted to share about their cultures. As children read about the different Minnesotans featured in this book, we hope they will think about how culture and heritage are important in the life stories of these Minnesotans and are also important in their own stories. As their view of what it means to be a Minnesotan expands, we believe it will also increase their curiosity and understanding of our big, shared world.
Written and designed for upper elementary age children, this activity book provides an entry point to cultural awareness and responsiveness. The book includes brief snapshots of 13 Minnesotan individuals or couples, which tell of their unique cultures, values, and traditions. The activities in the book – games, drawing, coloring, questions – are designed to help children think critically about their own values and worldview.
The activity book is ideal for:
- Public and private school classrooms
- After-school clubs
- Library summer activities
- State visitor facilities
- Family travel activity
*Aligned with Minnesota Education Standards*