Welcome to NDStudies.org

The North Dakota Studies regional website offers resources on the people, places, events, and fascinating history of North Dakota and the region for teachers, students, and lifelong learners. A collaboration of the North Dakota Humanities Council (NDHC), the State Historical Society of North Dakota, and the North Central Council for School Television in partnership with Prairie Public, the site provides teaching resources not only for fourth grade, eighth grade, and high school North Dakota Studies classes but also for cross-curricular applications for K-12 classrooms across the region. In addition, you will find photographs, maps, and other primary documents, well-researched and authoritative articles, as well as audio and video clips on the history, culture, and life of the region.

To get started, if you are searching for videos go to the links created in the box to the right to guide you to the North Dakota and Minnesota Regional Studies Collection on PBS LearningMedia, Prairie Public YouTube Channel or browse for resources using one of the drop-down menus.

This Week's Feature

Red River Divide: Recreation
Commercial transportation, freight, and fishing were historically important on the Red River, as well as swimming and skating. More recently, recreational fishing and boating have become more popular.

Overview

Thet Red River of the North provided for commercial endeavors with the people and freight carried by steamboats earlier in its history and for commercial fisherman. Swimming in the river was once common, as were sleigh riding and skating on the ice in the winter. In more recent years, recreational fishing and boating have become more popular.

 

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Old Red Trail: Birth of the Interstate
The Old Red Trail owes its existence to the Federal Highway Act, signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.

Overview

Crossing the United States before the federal highway system was in place was very difficult. President Dwight Eisenhower traveled in a military expedition from Maryland to California in the early 1910s and took that experience with him to the White House. He signed the Federal Highway Act in 1956, which led to the opening of the first part of Interstate 94 in October of 1958 between Valley City and Jamestown.

 

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VIDEOS for NDStudies can be found at the Prairie Public YouTube Channel or Visit North Dakota and Minnesota Regional Studies Collection on PBS LearningMedia

North Dakota and Minnesota Regional Studies collection offers resources on the people, places, events, and fascinating history of North Dakota and Minnesota for teachers, students, and lifelong learners.

North Dakota Blue Book Available on Digital Horizons

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This Day in ND History


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