A Black Hills landmark bridge built in 1967.
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 Crossword Puzzle, (answers), and distribute to class.
4. Discussion Cards (PDF)
5. Class Activity - Dangers of Texting and Driving
125th Statehood Anniversary Wagon Train
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.
During this lesson your students will complete one or more tasks in which they will enhance their observation skills and ability to follow directions.
During this activity your students will learn about the often unglamorous and harsh realities of stagecoach travel and participate in a hands-on 1st Law of Motion activity.
The story of the decline and fall of rail lines in SD closely matches the rise and fall of many SD communities. A rail line was often the difference between survival and bust.
During this activity your students will learn about the first Spearfish Canyon inn and eatery. They will also learn how the transportation in and out of Spearfish Canyon changed.
Learn how transportation and infrastructure have evolved in the Black Hills and the region.
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.