Uppsala and Minneapolis Educator Runic Studies
Thanks to a grant from the Swedish Council of America, the AARS was able to initiate a project called the Educator Runic Studies Project. Through this project, we supported connections regarding runic studies through the educator exchange program between the sister cities of Minneapolis and Uppsala, Sweden.
In the future, AARS is interested in developing new partnerships with educators about runic studies, which align with curriculum goals, in content areas such as social studies, history and science. Through these partnerships, we hope to provide teachers and students with information that is research-based and historically accurate.
Our long-term goal is to establish a cadre of initiative-taking educators, who can be a resource for other educators. Our hope is to develop a virtual learning community for exchange of lesson plans and teaching strategies on this fascinating topic. Eventually, we plan to gather examples of lesson plans and post them on our website.