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Educational Resources - Rails and Other Roads

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Episode Guide

Things To Do

1. Watch Rails and Other Roads.

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

3. Student Glossary (PDF)

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

- Guided Notes (answers

4. Discussion Cards (PDF)

5. Class Activity - Dangers of Texting and Driving
 

Episode Script

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

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South Dakota Standards

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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.

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