To reinforce the importance of the written account of history, the students will develop a fictitious narration for the film or a section of the film.
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.
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
Native American Boarding School Video
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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South Dakota Standards
South Dakota academic content standards serve as expectations for what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade. The review, revision, development, and feedback process involves stakeholders throughout the state of South Dakota and is an ongoing and critical component to ensure South Dakota students in every classroom receive current and relevant learning experiences. The goal is that all students will graduate college, career, and life ready.
Content standards are set by the South Dakota Board of Education Standards. They are reviewed every five to seven years. Content standards do not mandate a specific curriculum.