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South Dakota State Capitol (Chapter 6)

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Date Created 3/13/2012 4:31:53 PM
Grade Level 3-5
Category Social Studies

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SDhunt1.pdf SD State Capitol Scavenger Hunt
SD HuntTeachert.pdf SD State Capitol Scavenger Hunt (Teacher)
SDhunt2.pdf SD State Capitol Scavenger Hunt II
SDHunt2Teacher.pdf SD State Capitol Scavenger Hunt II (Teacher)
GoGreen.pdf Going Green Activity
TeachersGuideCapitolIdea.pdf Teachers Guide
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Restoring the Capitol: Describes problems that surfaced in the Capitol over several decades and the numerous projects that restored the building to its original beauty as well as new additions to the Capitol grounds, including memorials. For more resources, photo galleries, guides, etc.

Our Statehouse: A Capitol Idea - Produced in conjunction with the centenary of the South Dakota State Capitol, Our Statehouse: A Capitol Idea is an hour long documentary, a learning tool, an entertaining program, and an important record of South Dakota’s history. Our state Capitol is rich in architectural beauty, history, and political intrigue. Our Statehouse: A Capitol Idea tells the story of the Capitol in a visually stimulating and educational format. The program provides educators and citizens with a new tool for understanding the history of our state. It presents the stories of the key players behind the creation of the Capitol, the controversy in deciding a location, the reason Pierre was finally chosen as the Capital City, and details about construction. The program includes new footage and interviews, archival video, historic photographs and documents, and aerial footage. This teaching guide plus online elements support classroom use of the program. The companion Web site includes interactive online elements, downloadable educational resources, additional interviews and footage, and photographs not included in the one-hour program. (Paint, stain glass, rotunda, marble, dome, cracks, architecture, architectural, Supreme Court, Governor, Paul War Cloud, Native American Progress, cliché as, Blashfield, restoring, restore, artifact, Capitol Lake, Hilger Gulch, Governor’s Grove, arbor day, Janklow, restoration, Capitol Complex Restoration and Beautification Commission, stenciled, American Renaissance, replicas, chandeliers, scagliola, columns, pillars, mosaic floors, blue tile, renovation, restoration, George Mickelson, Korczak Ziolkowski, Ruth Ziolkowski, Fighting Stallions, memorial, WW I, WW II, Korean, Vietnam)

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