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High School Curriculum

 

To help meet the high school course requirement, the North Dakota Studies program at the State Historical Society of North Dakota provides a print-based textbook titled North Dakota History: Readings about the Northern Plains State and an accompanying teacher resource guide to help teach the geography, history, and agriculture of the state. Online primary document sets are also available to supplement the North Dakota History textbook.
The North Dakota Studies program also publishes and offers Governing North Dakota, 2013-2015, and offers an online study of the history and culture of North Dakota’s four tribal nations.

   

North Dakota History

North Dakota History: Readings about the Northern Plains State is primarily intended as a high school textbook and is designed to promote and encourage a better understanding of the state’s history.

The content in North Dakota History has been collected from more than 100 years of articles published by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. This anthology is enriched with several first-person accounts that invite readers to listen to one person’s experience at a particular time in North Dakota’s past. In addition, more than 340 historical photographs of events, places, people, and objects bring the past into clearer perspective.

The articles presented in North Dakota History are grouped into seven units arranged in chronological order. Each unit is introduced by a narrative that briefly develops the outline of important events of that era in state history.

Primary Document Sets

Primary document sets, designed to accompany and supplement North Dakota History, are designed to enhance the study of the history of North Dakota from the pre-historic era to the present.

Teacher Resource Guide

A Teacher Resource Guide is available to accompany North Dakota History. The purpose of the Teacher Resource Guide is to assist the teacher in teaching about North Dakota History. It is intended to be interdisciplinary and to act as a guide to supplement other activities that may be used in the classroom.
 

Governing North Dakota, 2015-2017

GovND2015Governing North Dakota, 2015-2017 is a collaborative publication of the North Dakota Studies program and the University of North Dakota’s Bureau of Governmental Affairs. This biennial textbook is intended to provide up-to-date information about North Dakota’s governmental system and includes updates from the 2013 North Dakota Legislative Assembly.
 
Governing North Dakota, 2015-2017 is an especially valuable guide to teaching about the relationship between state and federal governments and the three branches of North Dakota government. Knowing that all government is local, considerable discussion is also provided on county, city, township, and special governmental units.


The purpose of the Teacher Manual is to assist the teacher in teaching Governing North Dakota, 2015-2017. It is intended to be interdisciplinary and to act as a guide to supplement other activities that may be used in the classroom. Chapter worksheets, and the accompanying answer key, are also available in CD-ROM format.

North Dakota Indian Studies

Indian Studies

American Indian people have lived in the area we call North Dakota for centuries. Today, North Dakota is home to a number of sovereign tribal nations.

The history and culture of these tribal nations is an important part of the heritage of North Dakota. To promote a better knowledge and understanding of these tribal nations, the North Dakota Studies program has created online versions of the curriculum guides for the state’s four tribal nations.

The online content has been enhanced and updated to present the rich and fascinating history and culture of North Dakota’s four American Indian nations. Photos from the State Historical Society of North Dakota and the Minnesota Historical Society, as well as full-color maps, help tell the story of these tribal nations.

 

 

Other Lessons

USS North Dakota  Other lessons have been written and developed to help teach a variety of North Dakota studies topics.  For example, the USS North Dakota lesson has grown into a social justice curriculum and a video presentation that can be utilized by teachers, students, and a wide group of community stakeholders.

 

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