Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

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Resources for Students

Montana: Stories of the Land Companion Website

Discover over twelve thousand years of Montana history. If you are working on a particular chapter at school, visit that chapter page for copies of the worksheets and interesting related links. Use the search function to find information about particular topics. Or, read all 22 chapters online.

National History Day
The Montana Historical Society is proud to support the Treasure State’s participation in National History Day, a nationwide contest that makes history come alive for America's youth by engaging them in the discovery of the historic, cultural and social experiences of the past.

The Great Montana History Exam
Test your Montana knowledge.

African Americans in Montana
Learn more about this understudied aspect of our state's history.

Montana History Links
Looking to research a particular topic in Montana History? Montana History Links is a good place to start.

Montana Biographies
Looking for an interesting subject for your Montana biography project? Find information about 48 Montanans, from artists and athletes to paleontologists and politicians. Each subject has two sources.

Women's History Matters

Find information on a wide range of Montana women’s stories and topics. The site also offers research bibliographies; PDFs of Montana The Magazine of Western History articles to download and read; Information on selected historic places; resources specifically related to the suffrage campaign, including links to newspaper articles published in the Montana press debating the issue in 1914.

Montana and the Great War

Explore the many ways that World War I changed the lives of Montanans.