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Teaching with Primary Sources

Teaching with Primary Sources

Primary sources are first hand materials written at a specific time and concerning a specific topic in history. Students can learn about historical events from the individuals who lived them.

Yankton's Early Days

Early History of the Black Hills

Homesteading in Dakota

Women's Suffrage in SD

** Note: Some content may not be suitable for younger students.

The primary audience for these sources are older High School and College age students.    

The links offer primary source materials on several historical topics relating to South Dakota and South Dakotans. Each source has five questions at the end for students to answer. These questions will help students comprehend the importance of these sources.