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Educational Resources - Blackboards and Computers

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Episode Guide

Things To Do

1. Watch Blackboards and Computers.

2. Complete Episode Quiz individually or as a group. (Note: The quiz has additional information and related video.)

3. Student Glossary (PDF)

- Print Crossword Puzzle, (answers), and distribute to class.

- Guided Notes (answers)

4. Discussion Cards (PDF)

5. Class Activity - Long Walk (PDF)

6. The one-room schoolhouse may seem like a distant memory from U.S. history, but about 200 of them still exist today. (More)

Episode 11 Script

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On this page you will find educational resources for the Dakota Pathways episode called Blackboards and Computers. There is an episode guide, additional videos, activities, and more.

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