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

FM Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert: Light Cavalry Overture
This piece is actually the overture to von Suppe’s operetta Light Cavalry. The operetta premiered in Vienna in 1866, and while the overture is in the repertoire of orchestras around the world, the full operetta is rarely performed.

Overview

Twenty-five hundred fourth-graders and 250 adults attended this concert especially for grade school students on February 24, 2011. Between pieces, conductor Jane Linde Capistran addresses her audience and explains the different sections of the orchestra while using vocabulary fundamental to music education.

This piece is actually the overture to von Suppe’s operetta Light Cavalry. The operetta premiered in Vienna in 1866, and while the overture is in the repertoire of orchestras around the world, the full operetta is rarely performed.

 

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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.

Click here to search Digital Horizons for the "Blue Book."

This Day in ND History


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