Welcome to NDStudies.org
The North Dakota Studies regional website offers resources on the people, places, events, and fascinating history of North Dakota and the region for teachers, students, and lifelong learners. A collaboration of the North Dakota Humanities Council (NDHC), the State Historical Society of North Dakota, and the North Central Council for School Television in partnership with Prairie Public, the site provides teaching resources not only for fourth grade, eighth grade, and high school North Dakota Studies classes but also for cross-curricular applications for K-12 classrooms across the region. In addition, you will find photographs, maps, and other primary documents, well-researched and authoritative articles, as well as audio and video clips on the history, culture, and life of the region.
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This Week's Feature
OverviewLongtime rancher and North Dakota native Mylo Wisness speaks about how difficult it is for him to watch the landscape change around him. Wisness acknowledges that the boom is good for the state and local economy, but that it does come with some difficulties too. But, as he said, “We’ll adjust.”
“Explosive,” “uncontrolled,” and “overwhelming” are just some of the words that residents of North Dakota’s oil patch use to describe the boom that is changing their once quiet communities. North Dakota has seen oil booms (and busts) in the 1950s and 1980s, but those were nothing compared to what is happening now. This documentary explores what the oil boom means to the people who live and work in the midst of it.
Curriculum and Resources
A Brief History of North Dakota
State History Through the Ages
North Dakota Blue Book Available on Digital Horizons
Past editions of the North Dakota Blue Book are available on Digital Horizons! The Blue Book is easy to use, authoritative, statistical and narrative profile of North Dakota's government, geography, economy and culture, published periodically since 1889.