Two exciting events for South Dakota K-12 educators

Civcs & History Summit. June 12-14, 2023. Sioux Falls.

Celebrate your love of civics and history at this one-of-a-kind event for educators. Whether you teach 1st grade or high school government, this event is for you! Engaging sessions and interactive exhibits will bring history to life at the Summit. Join fellow South Dakota educators in your quest for information and ideas to elevate your students' experience and infuse the study of history, civics, and geography into daily classroom life. Don't miss this opportunity to collaborate with educators across the state who share your passion and dedication.


  • FREE access to all sessions and evening events
  • Complimentary lodging when requested within the registration process
  • $300 stipend to full conference participants
  • Vendor Exhibit Hall showcasing engaging educational resources
  • Drawings for prizes held throughout the three-day event
  • Continuing education contact hours or graduate credit at a reduced rate
  • Gift to the first 50 that register


South Dakota Road Trip. July 17-21, 2023. West River - East River.

Educators in grades K-8 will take to the road in July to investigate South Dakota's rich and diverse history. You will visit locations and attractions that figure prominently in South Dakota's history and take a deep dive into the people that inhabited our past and influenced our present. As you travel, you will hear from regional experts and collaborate with colleagues as you discover ways to infuse the study of civics, history, and geography into your daily lessons.

The South Dakota Road Trip is divided into two: one route East River and one route West River, with both routes running simultaneously. Applicants will be asked to indicate their route preference: East or West River. Preference will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • FREE access to all Road Trip sites with sign-up for evening events
  • Complimentary lodging
  • $750 stipend to full tour participants
  • Welcome packet
  • Continuing education contact hours or graduate credit at a reduced rate
  • Transportation and meals