Historical Society offers school talks
The Scott County Historical Society is offering educational programs to classes from kindergarten through eighth grade.
The programs “meet Minnesota Standards for Teaching benchmarks — include pre- and post-materials,” the society said.
Kindergarten: Pieces of the Past
A day in the life of a pioneer child, with maps, photos and artifacts, a pioneer child’s chores, lessons and games.
Grades 1-2: What’s For Dinner?
Lessons on farms, general stores and kitchens of the past. Photos, artifacts, hands-on sensory activities: churning and tasting butter, shopping in a general store and learning about historic kitchen gadgets.
Grades 3-5: Then & Now
Scott County towns 125 years ago: what did people do for a living and how did they get from place to place? Maps, photos and artifacts, and participating in discussions, games and skits.
Grades 6-8: Stories & Words
Thinking like historians by analyzing primary sources from the society’s collections: maps, artifacts, photographs and letters. Students work in teams to uncover and present stories.
District gets new logo and website
New Prague Area Schools are debuting a new logo and website in an effort to make communication across the district more streamlined and uniform.
The new www.npaschools.org, is simpler, and the site has a cleaner look with quick links to pages students and parents use most.
Even the high school’s Trojan mascot, used throughout the district for activities and athletics, got a makeover to appear more youthful, with stronger facial features.