Miscellaneous Classroom Resources
South Dakota Historical Society Press *
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 pertaing to South Dakota History. This would be a great resource for research on a state projects for NHD or more advanced research.
HistoryAnimated: Animations of key battles of the American Civil War, Revolutionary War, World War II, WWII
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
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 verious 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.