• Digital Suitcases

    These eight Digital Suitcases were developed by educators during the summer of 2013 through a partnership with Saint Paul Public Schools’ Multicultural Resource Center and the Minnesota Humanities Center. Each Digital Suitcase includes: 

    Three lessons aligned with Minnesota social studies standards, benchmarks, and grade levels
    A multiple perspectives/absent narratives focus (see below), strengthened by including input from community members throughout the process
    A list of supplemental resources, both digital and print, many of which are available at the CEC

    Funding for this project was generously provided by The Saint Paul Foundation, the F.R. Bigelow Foundation, The Travelers Foundation, the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


    K       1          2          3

    Kindergarten: Diverse Families   1st Grade: Oral History     4th Grade: Immigrant Groups    6th Grade: Dawes Act &
                                                                                                                                                                        Homestead Act


    5       1          5          3

    7th Grade: Civil Rights        8th Grade: Latino Cultures     10th Grade: Human Trafficking    11th Grade: Immigrants &