Energy Curriculum

North Dakota energy curriculum is available through North Dakota Studies at the State Historical Society of North Dakota. ENERGY: Powered by North Dakota was developed through a partnership between the North Dakota EmPower Commission and the Great Plains Energy Corridor. Visit and click the “Energy” button to enter Level 1 Curriculum (4th grade social studies and science standards) or Level 2 Curriculum (8th grade social studies and science standards).

Five modules make up the two-week unit of North Dakota-specific energy information which will help teach students about the resources right here in our state, how they’re used to produce energy, and how that affects us as citizens.
  • Content includes graphics, photos, maps, videos, and simulations
  • A pre-packaged 2-week curriculum is available for download with daily lesson plans, worksheets, rubrics, and more
  • Links to access North Dakota energy career resources
  • Request activity kits for hands-on projects for wind energy and lignite resources
See the tabs below for more details on the energy curriculum.
The energy curriculum includes some really great graphics, videos, maps, animations, etc. To get a feel for everything that’s included, check out some of the highlights below: For classes that need in-hand materials for small-group projects, presentations, etc., request a classroom set of Spotlight on North Dakota Energy, which is designed to complement the curriculum by providing additional up-to-date information and resources.