HS Standards

High School Social Studies Standards

North Dakota Century Code 15.1-21-01: North Dakota Studies Course Requirement

Each public and nonpublic high school shall make available to each student, at least once every two years, one-half unit of North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and agriculture of this state.

Standard ND 6-12.1: Examine the physical and human geography of North Dakota and how it has changed.
ND 6-12.1.1 Identify the three landscape regions of North Dakota and describe the major features of the regions and the forces that formed them.
ND 6-12.1.2 Explain the human settlement patterns in North Dakota.
ND 6-12.1.3 Interpret current thematic maps to identify where people live and work and how land is used.
Standard ND 6-12.2: Explain the development and functions of North Dakota’s state and local governments, tribal governments, and the role of citizens.
ND 6-12.2.1 Describe the structure, role, and formation of tribal governments, both present and past, in North Dakota.
ND 6-12.2.2 Describe the formation, structure, and modern role of the territorial, state, county, and local government of North Dakota.
ND 6-12.2.3 Explain the impact of political organizations and individual citizens on the political systems and institutions of North Dakota.
Standard ND 6-12.3: Evaluate the major industries and economic activities in North Dakota.
ND 6-12.3.1 Describe the early economic activities of our state prior to 1900 and how they developed into North Dakota’s modern economy.
ND 6-12.23.2 Identify the current economic activities in the state of North Dakota and evaluate their positive and negative impact.
Standard ND 6-12.4: Analyze the historical and currents events and their impact on the development of North Dakota.
ND 6-12.4.1 Identify the Native American groups in North Dakota before European contact and describe their culture.
ND 6-12.4.2 Analyze European exploration and early settlement of North Dakota and its impact on Native American groups.
ND 6-12.4.3 Describe the major factors that brought settlers to North Dakota.
ND 6-12.4.4 Analyze the effect of government policy, both historical and modern toward Native American groups in North Dakota.
ND 6-12.4.5 Evaluate the growth and struggles of the modernization of North Dakota and the role the state has played in modern America.
ND 6-12.4.6 Use various primary and secondary resources to acquire, analyze, and evaluate information.


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