- Reading List: EPIC South Dakota
- Math: Learning math is difficult for some. Imagine having a language barrier in addition.
Math is a language of its own, and now it can be taught in Lakota. Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation created the first fully bilingual English and Lakota math video game. Check it out: Making Camp
Making Camp Lakota is the the FIRST fully English/Lakota bilingual, cross-curricular math video game
3. Science: Cosmos
The area known as the Cosmos is the strangest location in the entire Black Hills. Here the world is different, topsey turvey with nothing in its normal position including yourselves. The laws of nature seem to have gone completely berserk, especially in the mystery house itself. However, to feel the pressure of the area against you is the most unusual feature of all. A physical experience you will never forget.
What is the Cosmos and how is this tourist attraction so tricky?
4. Art: One of the most outstanding pieces of art is in South Dakota. Learn 5 interesting facts about Mount Rushmore.
Start by checking out the National Park Service: www.nps.gov/
5. History: 1880 Town
South Dakota has a town that preserves history. www.1880town.com
Take the online tour and check out this little piece of history.
South Dakota’s Original 1880 TOWN has more than 30 buildings from the 1880 to 1920 era, authentically furnished with thousands of relics, historical accounts and photographs, a Casey Tibbs exhibit, Dances with Wolves movie props, and fun activities for kids.
6. Writing: Much of the Little House Series took place in the Dakota Territory. Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote stories that were derived from what many would consider journals. Make a journal entry about your experiences the last few months since COVID began.
7. Book Pick: Th 5th
The 5th book in the Laura Ingalls Wilder Books. “The adventures of Laura Ingalls and her family continue as they move from their little house on the banks of Plum Creek to the wilderness of the unsettled Dakota Territory. Here Pa works on the new railroad until he finds a homestead claim that is perfect for their new little house. Laura takes her first train ride as she, her sisters, and their mother come out to live with Pa on the shores of Silver Lake. After a lonely winter in the surveyors’ house, Pa puts up the first building in what will soon be a brand-new town on the beautiful shores of Silver Lake. The Ingalls’ covered-wagon travels are finally over.” * BONUS you get a brag tag for it.
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