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
OverviewThe panelists discuss oral tradition versus print journalism and the information age as well as how to become an Indian journalist.
Indian journalists and newspapers are a means of Native Americans narrating their story from their own perspective without the filter of non-Indian attitudes.
The Turtle Mountain Chippewa (Ojibwa) Tribe and Prairie Public did a series of programs on topics relevant to life on the Turtle Mountain Reservation, hosted by Pam Belgarde. The series attempted to portray a variety of aspects of Native American life to the public, both Indian and non-Indian, including tradition, art, music, government, gaming, health, education, and economic development.
OverviewThe history and geology of the Red River of the North and the surrounding plains are discussed, including glacial Lake Agassiz, the many floods in recorded history, and disaster relief and protection in the past. Government leaders who with dealt with the 1997 flood talk about its lasting impact and the real possibility of another flood as bad or even worse in the future.
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Curriculum and Resources
VIDEOS for NDStudies can be found at the Prairie Public YouTube Channel or Visit North Dakota and Minnesota Regional Studies Collection on PBS LearningMediaNorth 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.
A Brief History of North Dakota
State History Through the Ages