This guide is recommended as a resource to supplement discussions on Minnesota's history, government and geography. It is intended for high school teachers and other people interested in public land history and management. The subject areas covered by the publication are:
Origins of Federal Ownership
Public Land Survey
Federal Land Grants
Federal and State Acquisitions of Land, and
There is also a section titled "Suggested Discussion or Research Topic," which identifies stories or topics for discussion in the classroom or for further research by students.
A single free copy is available upon request. This document is now available in pdf format. Teachers can browse through it and decide if they would like a hard copy, or just use the online copy.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Lands and Minerals
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4040