About the Minnesota Lesson
A lesson on the state of Minnesota. The reading is accompanied by true/false questions.
• To introduce students to salient features about the state of Minnesota and its history
Minnesota is located in the northern Midwest bordered to the north by Canada. Minnesota is separated from North Dakota to the west by the Red River. South Dakota forms the rest of the western border. Iowa is to the south and Wisconsin is to the east. Lake Superior, one of the five Great Lakes, makes up the northeastern border of Minnesota.
One of the nicknames for Minnesota is ?Land of 10,000 Lakes?. In fact, there are over 11,000 lakes in the state. The area was originally home to the Dakota people. Minnesota derives its name from ?mni? the Dakota word for water, which transferred to English as ?minne.? Not only is there Minnesota the state, there are the cities of Minneapolis and Minneota plus Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Falls, to name some examples.