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MPS Social Studies Community Partners

The MPS Social Studies Department includes several community partners and programming opportunities.

If you or your company is interested in creating a partnership with the MPS Social Studies Department, please feel free to contact us.


Augsburg College - Paideia Group

The Paideia Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving teaching and learning in our schools to better prepare our future citizens. Their mission is to improve teaching and learning, guide Paideia development, foster networking, provide workshops, and provide on-site training. 

Paideia is an educational program that was presented by Mortimer Adler and the Paideia Group in 1982. It is designed for all students in order to better educate our future citizens. The goals are to prepare students: to earn a living, to be a citizen, and to be a lifelong learner.

 

Learning Center for Economics

Over the past 30 years, the Learning Center for Economics (LCE) has provided Minneapolis Public School students with many opportunities to increase their knowledge of economics. This has been done through activities such as pre- and post- testing of economic knowledge, providing economic materials to teachers, sponsoring an all-district student conference to debate issues, a day of learning at the Federal Reserve Bank, and mentoring staff in economic education through the Minneapolis Council of Education. To continue to provide these learning activities to students, we rely on the continued support of the business community.

The Learning Center for Economics provides 12th grade students with the Economics Congress capstone project program.
 
The business community that has supported the Minneapolis Public Schools is made up of a variety of entities, including the Minneapolis Rotary, the Federal Reserve Bank, Junior Achievement, the Minnesota Council on Economic Education, and the Learning Center for Economics.
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MN Historical Society 

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.

The Minnesota Historical Society provides 6th, 7th, and 11th grade students with the History Day capstone project program. History Day is an exciting co-curricular program that encourages young people to explore a historical subject related to an annual theme. The 2013 theme is "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events."

 

UNA-USA (Global Classrooms)

The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations.

The UNA-USA  provides 8th grade students with the Global Classrooms/Model UN capstone project program. Global Classrooms is an innovative international education program that engages 7-12 grade students both in the classroom and in simulations involving human rights, peace and security, economic, and sustainable development issues. 

 

The University of St. Thomas

The effects and outcomes of the MPS iPad Project will be monitored and researched by the University of St. Thomas. Please see the iPad Study page for more information.

 

World Savvy

World Savvy prepares the next generation of leaders to learn, work and thrive as responsible global citizens in the 21st century. We support systemic change in K-12 education to provide every student in every classroom with the content knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to be leaders and changemakers in their diverse communities, locally and globally.

The World Savvy provides 9th grade students with the World Savvy pilot capstone project program.