Minnesota History: Fort Snelling Webquest

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This webquest was updated on 11/22/2016 because of a website change.

Minnesota History: Fort Snelling Webquest

This webquest will give students a solid understanding of the history and importance of Fort Snelling in the development of Minnesota.

The following website is used in this webquest:
http://www.historicfortsnelling.org/history/military-history
Click here to view the website

Following topics are covered within this webquest on Fort Snelling:
Fur Trade
Selection and Building of Fort Snelling
Relations with Native Americans/Treaties
Minnesota Statehood
Civil War
Dakota Conflict
Military Training during World War I and World War II
Japanese Americans and the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Fort Snelling

The webquest contains 45 questions and an answer key is included for the teacher. A QR code is included along with the traditional website links. I recommend using this activity as an introduction activity for a field trip to Fort Snelling or as an opportunity for students to further explore Minnesota history. The webquest will take most students at least 30 to 50 minutes to complete depending on age. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.

All of the Minnesota lesson plans listed below are in my Minnesota History Webquests and Lesson Plan Collection

Individual Minnesota History Lesson Plans:

African Americans History in Minnesota
Civil War: Dred Scott Decision in 6 Minutes Video Worksheet
Dred Scott: Slavery and Freedom Webquest
The Duluth Lynching Webquest/Lesson Plan
African Americans: Lena Smith and Housing Segregation Laws Video Webquest

Industrialization and Immigration in Minnesota
James J. Hill in Six Minutes Video Worksheet
Industrialization and the Minnesota Iron Range PowerPoint
Minnesota Mining Webquest: Iron Range
Industrialization in the 1800s: Industry and Farming in Minnesota
Laura Ingalls Wilder Biographical Webquest
Minnesota Immigration Journal (Early 1900s)
Lindberg Files the Atlantic 1927 Primary Source Worksheet

Minnesota Territorial and Statehood History
Minnesota History: Fort Snelling Webquest

Native American History in Minnesota
Jeffers Petroglyphs Minnesota
Mississippian Culture PowerPoint
The Upper Mississippi’s Buried Past Webquest (Archeology)
Ojibwa/Chippewa/Anishinabe Webquest
Ojibwa, Anishinabe, Chippewa Daily Life Journal
Sioux/Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Webquest
Dakota or Sioux Journal Activity: The Fur Trade 1830
Dakota Conflict/US Dakota War of 1862 Webquest

Please check out my entire collection of webquests and worksheets at the following:
American History, World History, and Geography Collection (History Wizard)
American History and United States Geography Collection (History Wizard)

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Teaching Duration
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Minnesota History: Fort Snelling Webquest
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Minnesota History: Fort Snelling Webquest
Minnesota History: Fort Snelling Webquest