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 Churches - Expressions of Faith
A montage of northern plains churches illustrates NDSU History Professor Tom Isern’s assertion that we can learn from prairie churches about the people of the plains who built them. Vikur Lutheran Church in Mountain, ND, is featured.

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A montage of northern plains churches illustrates NDSU History Professor Tom Isern’s assertion that we can learn from prairie churches about the people of the plains who built them. Vikur Lutheran Church, Mountain ND, is featured.

The prairie is dotted with unique and picturesque churches, many of which are in danger of being lost forever. Prairie Public’s documentary Prairie Churches preserves images of this priceless heritage and tells the story of Count Berthold von Imhoff, a painter whose artwork lends a unique beauty to 18 churches.

Often the first community structure built, these landmarks represent the hopes and dreams of settlers who sought to forge a new future for themselves and their families. Prairie Churches explores the role churches have played in sustaining the history and culture of the vanishing rural landscape. The program takes a visual tour of 117 outstanding churches scattered across the Northern Plains through all four seasons.

 

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Red River Divide: Drought
While floods get much of the publicity, drought is also a problem along the Red River.

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While floods get much of the publicity, drought is also a problem along the Red River. With the growth of metropolitan areas and industry along the river requiring water, a good supply is becoming more critical. Alternate water sources, such as Garrison Diversion and an outlet from Devils Lake, are discussed along with the resulting potential problems related to water quality.

 

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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.

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