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Teaching South Dakota History

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SD State Library: Complete List of Databases. South Dakota State University. SD Road Trip - Exploring South Dakota's History & Agriculture. Native Land. Thanks to Allison Jones and others for putting this together! Please note: this is NOT a perfect resource! It is very likely that if you do not do any further research or verify our results, you will err in your acknowledgements. We recommend contacting the nations you get in your results directly, to learn more about how they want to be acknowledged and any other nations or peoples in the area.

Why acknowledge territory? Territory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. However, these acknowledgements can easily be a token gesture rather than a meaningful practice. As Chelsea Vowel, a Métis woman from the Plains Cree speaking community of Lac Ste. “If we think of territorial acknowledgments as sites of potential disruption, they can be transformative acts that to some extent undo Indigenous erasure. How to acknowledge territory? Why is this acknowledgement happening? Next steps Learn more. Journey Museum and Learning Center. The Weekly South Dakotan. Teacher Section Welcome to the Weekly South Dakotan, a fourth-grade-history resource Preface The Weekly South Dakotan covers a selection of important historical events that influenced the growth and development of South Dakota as a state.

The Weekly South Dakotan

This web-based resource provides instructional material geared toward fourth-grade teachers whose curriculum includes the study of South Dakota history. The historical information provided matches the Fourth Grade Social Studies standards developed by the South Dakota Department of Education as revised in Spring 2006. Web Site Components There are two components to this site: a student section and a teacher section. There are nine lessons covering the chronological history of South Dakota from the time of the early American Indian tribes to the building of the Missouri River dams. The student section contains the unit text and vocabulary lists. History of the Web Site Student Section Teacher Section Click on the section you wish to enter. Dakota Pathways Teachers Guide. Big Towns and Little Towns A.

Dakota Pathways Teachers Guide

Things To Do 1. Print out the guided notes and distribute to class.2. Watch Dakota Pathways Episode #13 and have the students complete the guided notes.3. 1. “Guided Notes” PDF “Guided Notes” PDF - Key. South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum. South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum Pinterest The museum’s pinterest is updated regularly with new resources ranging from specific classroom subject resources, STEAM resources, research resources, and classroom activities.

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum

Check back regularly for new resources! Library of Congress Lesson Plans Teacher-created, classroom-tested lesson plans using primary sources from the Library of Congress. Search by topic, era, or by alphabet to find the specialized topic you need. Smithsonian Education With topics ranging from the Revolutionary War to the present, Smithsonian Education serves as a great tool for historical inquiry. North Dakota Studies The State Historical Society of North Dakota has created in-depth user friendly online interactive lessons and resources that relate to North Dakota History topics such as Citizenship, Frontier Era of North Dakota, American Indians of North Dakota, Early Settlement of North Dakota, North Dakota Agriculture and more. History Detectives.

Lesson: Home, Sweet, Home!

History Detectives

Grades: 6-12Subject: Language Arts/History/Math/Technology/ArtEstimated Time of Completion: Five to six fifty-minute class sessions I. Summary Every city has buildings. Their architecture reflects the values and culture of people. II. Students will become aware of the economic, cultural, and environmental issues that make their town unique.Students will practice and improve problem-solving skills.Students will collect, research and record data that will organize thinking and enhance historical thinking.Students will be able to hypothesize what past life was like in their community.Students will be able to discuss the history and architecture of their community.By studying their town, students will develop ownership in the place they live. South Dakota State Historical Society. ˜° Menu Museum Education Digital Outreach- Click the link to discover fun and interesting activities you can do at home.

The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society offers suitcase education kits, gallery classes, and guided gallery tours. Bring a real beaver pelt, a south Dakota symbols match-up game, or a piece of roadway asphalt to your classroom with an education kit. Bring in your second, third, and fourth graders in for a gallery class at the Cultural Heritage Center to learn about buffalo, the environment, or Lewis and Clark's Journey.

New to our education offerings is a special family activity for families called "History Explorers". The museum provides special programs and events year round so be sure to call ahead to see what is on the upcoming schedule of events. Suitcase education kits Suitcase education kits bring hands-on object, ready-to-use worksheets, and activities to classrooms and other groups across the state. Gallery Classes Guided Gallery Tours.