Published on: Aug 9, 2020 at 11:37
- Reading List: EPIC North Dakota
2. Science: Gateway to Science in North Dakota has several Stem At Home exercises you can do right from home. STEM from HOME
3. Math: Dakota Science has an entire page dedicated to geo-caching. Idaho Power has some fun geocaching activities set up for right here as well. Community Recreation from Idaho Power
4. History: On January 23, 1970 something… Miss Sherry was born in a little town called Crosby.
Most people thing I was born here in Donnelly. My father was and my father’s father, but I was born in Crosby. Since I was born we have gone back a few times. One of the most memorable family vacations we had when I was a child is when we went back to Crosby for the Threshing Bee. This year because of Covid it was cancelled, but you could get it on your schedule for 2021. Threshing Bee.
For History of North Dakota find out one interesting thing about Crosby. Make sure you send Miss Sherry a note with your interesting facts about Crosby, North Dakota.
5. Writing: Letter writing
Practice your writing. Miss Sherry was born in North Dakota. Write her a letter telling her how old you think she is and what you think life was like when she was born.
6. Art: North Dakota Art
Designs, color choices, and arrangement of patterns were used by the Plains Indians to distinguish themselves from other tribes. Glass beads replaced quills after trading with the white man was introduced. Dakota people used a lot of red horizontal lines; Yanktonai Dakota people favored more floral and geometric patterns; the Sisseton and Santee Dakota preferred mainly floral patterns. Yellow was a favorite color used in Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara quillwork.
- Soak rice in different colors of food coloring for several hours.
- Dry thoroughly.
- Have students conduct research and draw or copy a design used by one of the North Dakota tribes.
- Have students glue the rice on a heavy piece of paper to replicate quillwork or beadwork done by the various tribes of North Dakota.
- Have students label what tribe used the chosen design and its significance, if known.
7. Book Pick: Buffalo Bird Girl, Waheenee, was a member of the Hidatsa tribe of the Great Plains. This is a great book young and old. The book alternates between real pictures and beautiful illustrations.
Published on: Jan 23, 2020 at 17:42
The children received book marks from the North Dakota State Library.
North Dakota is one of the rural states that may present challenges in the 2020 Census.
North Dakota’s Unique Challenges North Dakota has several groups that are likely to present challenges in getting every last resident counted. North Dakota’s large population of American Indians, recent arrivals in the Bakken oilfield, immigrants, those in very rural areas, foreign students and legal residents of other states (generally military and students) who spend most of their time in North Dakota represent some of the challenges to getting everyone counted. Data from past censuses shows these groups have lower response rates. Minority populations, those in poverty, recent migrants, very rural populations and some people who just do not like the government tend to be the most difficult to count and are generally least likely to respond to the census and various Census Bureau surveys such as the American Community Survey (ACS).
For more on North Dakota chek out the North Dakota State Library. North Dakota State Library
“Data on North Dakota’s population dates back to the Census of 1870 while North Dakota was still part of Dakota Territory. In that year, only 2,405residents were counted in what was to become North Dakota(American Indians were not counted). By 1880, that figure had jumped to nearly 37,000 residents and continued to grow through the 1930 Census when more than 681,000individuals were counted. Census 2020 is highly expected to be the first census in which the state is counted at more than “700,000” residents. This upcoming census,North Dakota will almost certainly eclipse the previous census high mark of 681,000 residents counted in 1930, a record that will have lasted for 90 years.” North Dakota Census
We hope that you continue to recognize the importance of the 2020 Census not just for North Dakota and here in Donnelly, Idaho. We hope everyone can continue to encourage the #CompleteCount