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Miscellaneous Classroom Resources

Items marked with a * indicate that the resource pertains to South Dakota.

South Dakota Historical Society Press is a great resource for researching South Dakota history. Volumes range from 1970 to present day, and cover a variety of topics pertaining to South Dakota History. This would be a great resource for research on a state projects for NHD or more advanced research.

HistoryAnimated’s website contains animated maps of key battles throughout US History. Use these maps to further your students understanding of American Military History.

The American Yawp is a free and online, open American History textbook designed for college-level history courses. The textbook is collaboratively built by college instructors, and is an open resource meant to be  downloaded, distributed and modified by its users. The project is formally operated under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International (CC-BY-SA) License and is designed to meet the standards of a “Free Cultural Work.”

Canva is both an online site and app that helps in the development of unique documents, formatted for various uses ranging from social media, publications, email, postcards, etc. The site utilizes a drag-and-drop feature that allows users to easily create professional layouts with professional graphics, clip art,= and fonts. The site contains thousands of free layout options, and is a perfect introduction to graphic design in an easy to use format.

Pixabay is a search engine that allows users to find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are released under Creative Commons CCO into the public domain. You can copy, modify, distribute and use the images,  for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights so be sure to read attached disclaimers clearly. This website is great for finding images, vector graphics and clip art to utilize in videos, presentations and many other projects.

The Native Land Information System (NLIS) was developed by the Native Lands Advocacy Project (NLAP); a project of Village Earth, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Fort Collins, Colorado, with funding from the Indian Land Tenure Foundation. The NLIS serves as repository of learning resources, information and data to help defend and protect native lands for the benefit of native peoples. It aims at challenging the status quo around historical data colonialism in Native Lands.

The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters are fifty extraordinary letters written by Dakota men imprisoned after the U.S. Dakota War of 1862 give direct witness to a harsh and painful history shared by Minnesotans today.