Social Studies

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Halloween | All About the Holidays

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Halloween hasn't always been about candy and costumes. Take a look back at the historical traditions about spirits that are the basis for this holiday. You're in for a treat!

End of Track | Quick Build

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The first series of tracks were not built to last, speed was of the essence. Because of this, along with equipment failure and human error there were sometimes disastrous consequences.

End of Track | Track Laying

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After a poor start in 1865, a firm that was hired to take charge of track laying. The firm got the tracks moving westward.  This established a huge and varied labor force.

Christmas | All About the Holidays

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Christmas Day isn't just a holiday for Christians. Learn about the various traditions that people hold to celebrate it. Then have yourself a merry little Christmas!

Valentine's Day | All About the Holidays

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No one knows for sure who St. Valentine was, but we still honor him with a holiday. Listen to one legend about who he was, and discover more about this celebration of love.

Kwanzaa | All About the Holidays

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Kwanzaa is a time to celebrate African American heritage. Learn the ways people observe this festivity and trace back its roots to ancient African customs.

I Wanna See the States

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Pop band HelloGoodbye sings about the 50 States of America. All 50 states are mentioned in one song that focuses on the people, culture, or geography of each region; use the lesson plan and worksheet attached below to bring this video into your classroom today!

Learning about Texas Rock Art

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Learning about Texas Rock Art

Tourism and the National Parks

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Tourism and the national parks

End of Track | Turntable

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In 1865 Dodge was scouting an area in the Laramie Mountains and discovered a pass where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. This flat stretch permitted a turntable to be built.

Scandinavian Traditions | Lutefisk

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Traditional food and cooking methods is one way that North Dakotans celebrate their Scandinavian heritage and find part of their own identity in their ethnic background. “No tree grows strong by cutting off its roots.” Understanding where we come from helps us know who we are. North Dakota’s largest demographic is people of Scandinavian descent. Many people in North Dakota are aware of their roots, know who they are, and take an active role in keeping those traditions alive.

Thanksgiving | All About the Holidays

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Thanksgiving is a day for us to remember what we're thankful for. Uncover the history behind this holiday!

Examining Chamizal National Memorial

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Examining Chamizal National Monument

Translator

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Discover this global career path that requires two or more languages - and see if it speaks YOUR language.

See the Lab Squad kids’ report for this career in Support Materials +

Marketing Manager

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Learn about this wide-ranging career that requires strong communicaton and multi-tasking skills to educate, inform and connect.

See the Lab Squad kids’ report for this career in Support Materials +

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