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Educational Resources - Maps and Borders

Map of North and South Dakota and the proposed Lincolnland, in present-day Black Hills.

Episode Guide

Things To Do

1. Watch Maps and Borders.

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

3. Student Glossary (PDF)

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

- Guided Notes (answers)

4. Discussion Cards (PDF)

5. Class Activity - Map Reading (PDF)

 

Episode 12 Script

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

Related Resources

North and South Dakota boarder marker.

North and South Dakota Border

In 1890, the US Congress passed a bill that tasked the secretary of the interior with surveying the North Dakota-South Dakota boundary and marking the entire length.

An old wooden desk with a cane, a U.S. flag, and two pictures sitting on it.

Identify Artifacts in Your Community

Pictured above is the cane of John Todd, cousin of Pres. Lincoln’s wife, who was among the first to work for the establishment of towns and farms in Dakota Territory.

A large cement-like structure in the middle of a grassy area.

Pierre's Geographical Center Saga

The Pierre-as-continental-center designation was first made in 1904 by Robert F. Kerr, a professor at the South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now SDSU).

A small animated boy is standing by two houses. There is an arrow marking a fence between them.

Map Borders

In this episode, Matthew explains borders, property lines, and more.

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South Dakota Standards

Decorative image of books with the words South Dakota Content 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.


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