The 59th North Dakota Legislative Assembly authorized the development of North Dakota Studies curriculum for grades 4 and 8.
The 2007 and 2009 Legislative Assemblies provided funds to launch a website to promote the teaching and learning of North Dakota Studies.
NORTH DAKOTA STUDIES—
Each North Dakota public and nonpublic elementary and middle school shall provide to students instruction in North Dakota Studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and agriculture of the state, in the fourth and eighth grades. (NDCC 15.1-21-01)
In addition, each North Dakota 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 the state. (NDCC 15.1-21-02)