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

Prairie Places: Upstairs, Downstairs
The North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck is the largest museum in the state with more than a million artifacts in its collection.

Overview

The Downstairs takes the viewer on a behind-the-scenes look at laboratories and storage areas at the North Dakota Heritage Center (NDHC) operated by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. You see archivists, paleontologists, and archaeologists at work processing, preserving, preparing for exhibit and storing some of the huge collections of archival materials, fossils, and excavated artifacts in the holdings at the NDHC.

 

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It's All Earth and Sky - Love of the Land and Growing Things
The need to plant and nurture growing things is common among Germans from Russia, even off the
farm. Each of the speakers share examples from their life experiences common to many Germans from Russia.

Overview

The need to plant and nurture growing things is common among Germans from Russia, even off the farm. Al Neuharth talks of his fondest memories growing up in South Dakota.

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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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