Iron Mining Association

Exposing young people to the importance of mining

Taconite Rocks! is a comprehensive curriculum developed by educators on Minnesota's Iron Range to be used in sixth-grade classes. Combining science, language skills, mathematics and social studies, Taconite Rocks! offers a number of modules that can be used in a variety of classroom settings.

The new online curriculum can be found here. It is currently under development, so keep checking back to see what's new!

Education supplements for the curriculum include:

  • Taconite pellet kits and magnets
  • "Taconite Rocks!" posters
  • IMA History Booklet (includes map and timeline)
  • IMA State of the Industry Brochure (outlines economic impact of industry)
  • "From Hard Rock to Ore" and "Minnesota Mining: A New Beginning" DVD

To request any of these materials,  contact the IMA office.