Praise for the Activity Book
“What a wonderful resource to teach an appreciation for the rich diversity in our Minnesota communities and classrooms. It fits so nicely with Global Minnesota’s own programs that encourage respectful curiosity about new and different cultures and people. Well researched and thoughtfully presented!”
“A culturally responsive and sustaining education is the pathway toward equity for students of color and American Indian students, and education excellence for everyone in our classrooms. Our Minnesota Community: A Big Shared World Activity Book promotes critical thinking on the values and culture in Minnesota while highlighting our similarities, which is essential at every level of education.”
“As a professional educator with over 15 years experience in both K-12 and Higher Education, I am astutely aware of the difference it makes when children are exposed to culturally relevant resources. A culturally responsive teaching and learning pedagogy is a critical component to the social-emotional development of all learners. Our Minnesota Community is a wonderful resource to engage learners in culturally responsive conversations. As a native of Minnesota, it personally gives me great pleasure to know this resource will be in the hands of our future leaders, our youth!”
An Activity Book to Inspire Children’s Curiosity and Conversation about Culture
Written and illustrated for elementary-aged children, Our Minnesota Community was created by, about, and for Minnesotans! Designed as an entry point to cultural awareness and responsiveness, this activity book introduces children to real Minnesotans and tell the stories of their unique cultures, values, and traditions.