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Strengthening Civics & History in South Dakota K-12 Education

The South Dakota Civics and History Initiative is made possible through $900,000 in one-time state funding to support and equip K-12 educators, especially at the elementary school level; provide resources for voluntary use in local schools; and provide real-life experiences for students. The goal of these activities is to help students understand our country, state, and story; equip them with the knowledge and experience necessary to engage as informed citizens; and prepare them to participate in civil discourse on important issues.

Pilot Grants

Professional Development


Review Material Guide

For more information about the South Dakota Civics and History initiative, contact the Department of Education at (605) 773-3134.