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SDSU Brookings Campus Weather Related Announcement

The South Dakota State University campus will be closing from 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31 until 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, due to the Blizzard Warning that will go into effect 7 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. on Saturday morning.  SDSU will then return to the normal weekend schedule on Saturday morning. Only essential employees as deemed by their supervisors will report to work during the closure hours. On Friday morning, ensure you continue to monitor the weather and work with your supervisor or instructor on your individual travel concerns. For additional closure information please check the Emergency Management website

Lesson Plans


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South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum Pinterest

The museum’s pinterest is updated regularly with new resources ranging from specific classroom subject resources, STEAM resources, research resources, and classroom activities. Check back regularly for new resources!

Library of Congress Lesson Plans

Teacher-created, classroom-tested lesson plans using primary sources from the Library of Congress. Search by topic, era, or by alphabet to find the specialized topic you need.

Smithsonian Education

With topics ranging from the Revolutionary War to the present, Smithsonian Education serves as a great tool for historical inquiry. Smithsonian Education provides K-12th grade lesson plans that contain numerous activities to utilize in the classroom. Spanish Language lesson plans are also available.

North Dakota Studies

The State Historical Society of North Dakota has created in-depth user friendly online interactive lessons and resources that relate to North Dakota History topics. Currently there is material geared at 4th and 8th grade. is the official kids’ portal for the U.S. government, created by The website hosts numerous lesson plan options on a variety of historical subject matters. The website also contains numerous activities to accompany each lesson plan. All lesson plan have varying customization options such as educational standards, time requirements, and in some cases the grade specific projects.

Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin Historical Society provides a plethora of unique Lesson plans ranging from life the environmental impacts of life in a lumber camp to lessons on German ancestry.  Click your topic of interest, grade level, and objectives to fully customize the lesson plans to your needs. Resource materials, procedures, and bibliographical information can be easily accessed, making it a wonderful tool for National History Day Projects.

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