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NHD In South Dakota Theme Topic Explorer

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The 2020 NHD theme is Breaking Barriers in History!

Use this interactive list of optional South Dakota Topics to inspire your National History Day Research!

Each topic page includes helpful resources to help you get started on your historical research pursuits. Items marked with a * are resources located within South Dakota.

For questions regarding NHD in SD, contact South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum Educations Coordinator, Sarah Jacobs by calling 605-688-4582 or by emailing

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This project was a collaboration between The South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum and National History Day in South Dakota. The museum would also like to add an additional thank you to South Dakota State University History majors Paige Barthel, Clara Burns, and Lauren Pierce. They served as National History Day in South Dakota student interns, researching and compiling resources for this project.

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