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The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
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This website was founded at Iowa State University to educate and engage citizens on the political process. The center brings national and international scholars, women leaders and political activists onto campus for programs, seminars and lectures.

Subject:
U.S. History
Political Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
05/08/2017
Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt 1870-1950 - Atlases and Maps
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Information and photos of atlases and maps used in Iowa Schools and the community from 1870-1950 from the Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt

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History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Author:
Denise Krefting
Sandy Host
Date Added:
05/25/2017
Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt 1870-1950 - Children's Outdoor Chores
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Information and photos of children's outdoor chores on the farm from 1870-1950 from the Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt

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History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Author:
Denise Krefting
Sandy Host
Date Added:
05/25/2017
Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt 1870-1950 - Historical School Documents and Iowa Books
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Information and photos of historical school documents and Iowa books in Iowa Schools from 1870-1950 from the Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt

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History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Author:
Denise Krefting
Sandy Host
Date Added:
05/25/2017
Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt 1870-1950 - Student desks and devices
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Information and photos of students desks and devices in Iowa Schools from 1870-1950 from the Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt

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History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Author:
Denise Krefting
Sandy Host
Date Added:
05/25/2017
Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt 1870-1950 - Teacher's Desk and Furnishings
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Information and photos of teacher's desk and furnishings in Iowa Schools from 1870-1950 from the Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt

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History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Author:
Denise Krefting
Sandy Host
Date Added:
05/25/2017
Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt 1870-1950 - Teaching Methods and Devices
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Information and photos of teaching methods and devices in Iowa Schools from 1870-1950 from the Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt

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History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Author:
Denise Krefting
Sandra Host
Date Added:
05/25/2017
Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt 1870-1950 - Toys and Games
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Information and photos of Toys and Games used by children at home and in Iowa Schools from 1870-1950 from the Collections of the Iowa Rural Schools Museum of Odebolt

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History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Author:
Denise Krefting
Sandy Host
Date Added:
05/25/2017
Explore Iowa History
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Discover the people, places, events, and ideas of Iowa history. Explore hundreds of articles, images, videos and websites. Create your own story of Iowa as you go to unexpected places and search the past and present. Travel down side trails and uncover artifacts as you explore your Iowa pathway.

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History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
IPTV
Date Added:
05/08/2017
Explore Iowa History and Culture! · Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
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Iowa Heritage Digital Collections is a resource for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in the people, places and institutions of Iowa. The site provides free access to digital collections from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions.

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Social Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Author:
Iowa Heritage Digital Collection
Date Added:
10/18/2019
Explore Iowa History and Culture! · Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
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Iowa Heritage Digital Collections is a resource for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in the people, places and institutions of Iowa. The site provides free access to digital collections from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions.

This website is a collection of Iowa History resources for educators, teachers, historians, and anyone interested in Iowa and its people, culture and places. It provides free access to digital collections from Iowa cultural institutions

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Iowa Heritage Digital Collection
Date Added:
05/04/2017
The Goldfinch
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What is a goldfinch, you ask? Of course it is a beautiful bird, but it is was also an Iowa history magazine for young people. Published quarterly by the State Historical Society of Iowa from 1975 to 2000, each issue had a theme (such as immigrants) and included articles, games, and fiction. The University of Iowa Libraries has digitized all of these back issues and visitors can scroll through all of them from this site. Visitors might do well to start by looking at the issues titled "Health in Iowa" and "Traveling Entertainment." Educators might consider these works as a model for teaching young people about history as each issues is well-curated and contains a mix of visual materials and thoughtful text.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
State Historical Society of Iowa
Date Added:
11/07/2008
Iowa 101: The world's largest Iowa history course
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When somebody says “pioneers”, what is the first image that comes into your mind? A covered wagon? A log cabin? It might be coonskin caps for Baby Boomers who grew up singing about Davy Crockett “killin’ him a bar when he was only three.” Davy is lucky he lived when he did. What an uproar there would be today! What was a child that young doing with a gun? Why was a three year old alone in the woods? Whatever your first impressions of pioneers, Iowans are fortunate that our state’s frontier experience is well documented through diaries, letters, newspapers, and memoirs. We did have our covered wagons and log cabin days. During the 1840s and 1850s, settlers in Indiana and Illinois commented that the roads were lined solid with canvas-covered Conestoga wagons plodding toward the Iowa Territory. The pioneer experience, however, was different as the frontier moved out of ...

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Reading
Author:
Des Moines Register
Date Added:
05/08/2017
Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation
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The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation mission is to educate Iowans with a focus on youth regarding the breadth and global significance of agriculture.

This website was created to be a resource for those who want to teach agriculture to Iowa students. One of their goals is to build trust of users by being a credible site.

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History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
05/08/2017
Iowa Culture Mobile App
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Iowa Culture is a mobile app that is a fun and interactive way to discover arts, history and cultural destinations in Iowa. Explore places by category and location, browse featured tours and save favorites to create your own Iowa Culture adventure. The possibilities are endless with mapping tools to direct you to more than 3,500 sites across 99 counties covering 56,272 square miles. Iowa Culture is a project by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The department empowers Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by connecting Iowans to the people, places and points of pride that define our state.

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History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Date Added:
05/08/2017
Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs : Primary Source Sets
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Through the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) grant, the State Historical Society of Iowa developed free and downloadable Primary Source Sets to help K-12 educators meet the Iowa Core Content Anchor Standards for Social Studies. These Primary Source Sets address national and international history as well as Iowa-specific history

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs
Date Added:
10/21/2019
Iowa Digital Library - The University of Iowa Libraries
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The Iowa Digital Library features more than a million digital objects created from the holdings of the University of Iowa Libraries and its campus partners. Included are illuminated manuscripts, historic maps, fine art, historic newspapers, scholarly works, and more. Digital collections are coordinated by the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Date Added:
05/08/2017
Iowa Folklife
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Iowa celebrated its 150th anniversary of statehood in 1996 . [Photo by Dorothy Dvorachek] Meskwaki Singers and Dancers of Tama perform on the grounds of the state capitol at the 1996 Festival of Iowa Folklife. As part of that celebration, some 150 Iowa musicians, craftspeople, storytellers, radio announcers, farmers, cooks, doctors, basketball players, teachers, scholars, and state officials participated in the Smithsonian Institution’s Festival of American Folklife on the National Mall of the United States in Washington, D.C. They demonstrated various aspects of Iowa’s cultural traditions to more than 1.2 million visitors, and received a great deal of media attention—generating some 600 newspaper articles and 50 television and radio segments. This living exposition of Iowa’s cultures was remounted on the State Capitol Grounds in Des Moines in August 1996. Over 85,000 people visited this Festival of Iowa Folklife. In addition, the festivals generated an Iowa Public Television documentary, Iowa Folks ...

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Date Added:
05/08/2017
Iowa Heritage Digital Collections : Browse Collections
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About IHDC
Iowa Heritage Digital Collections is a resource for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in the people, places and institutions of Iowa. The site provides free access to digital collections from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
State Library of Iowa
Date Added:
10/21/2019
Iowa History: A New Look at Iowa's One-Room Schools
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This module provides in-depth details and stories of Iowa's highly successful Iowa (Common) Rural School System (1858-1966) and how it anchored the huge farm settlement (1870-1900) and helped shape the character of Iowa. While there are still people today who have fond childhood memories of attending one-room schools in the mid-1900's, most are unaware that 12,623 one-room schools were built mostly during the Victorian Age (1870-1900) or that they were linked together as part of a legislated state-wide system of rural schools that provided easy access for all children within a 2-mile walk from home. Willow Tree School in Richland Township, Sac County, Iowa serves as a representative of a one-room school during the time that the Iowa Rural School System operated. We invite you to get to know the individuals associated with Willow Tree and let them take you to another time and place!

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Sandy Kessler Host
Date Added:
09/20/2017
Iowa History Center –
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We are committed to preserving and promoting the state’s history and encouraging a public conversation about the story of Iowa. Our mission is to advance the understanding and appreciation of Iowa history among the state’s students, scholars and general public. We have established a number of programs designed to heighten public awareness and interest in Iowa history, expand educational opportunities in Iowa history, and make this history more widely available.

This site is committed to maintaining and nurturing the history of Iowa and its story. They have numerous programs to increase public interest and understanding of Iowa history. Their goal is to create more educational opportunities and make Iowa’s history more available for the public.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Simpson College
Date Added:
05/08/2017
Iowa History: Iowa Unsung Prairie Transformation to Farms and One Room Schools 1870-1900 Part 1
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Learn more about how immigrants settled Iowa by developing farms and built schools on the tall grass prairie in Iowa. Through video, primary sources, activities and text learn more about:
A) Preparation for Settlement of Iowa's Treeless Tall Grass Prairie
B) Promotion of Large Scale Prairie Settlement of 3/4 of Iowa

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Unit of Study
Author:
Denise Krefting
Sandra Host
Date Added:
06/06/2017
Iowa History: Iowa Unsung Prairie Transformation to Farms and One Room Schools 1870-1900 Part 2
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Learn more about how immigrants settled Iowa by developing farms and built schools on the tall grass prairie in Iowa. Through video, primary sources, activities and text learn more about:
(Continued from part 1)
C) Transformation of Prairie to Farms, Towns and Building One Room Schools
D) Operation and Success of the Iowa Rural School System Over Time
E) Challenges and the end of the Iowa Rural School System

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Unit of Study
Author:
Denise Krefting
Sandra Host
Date Added:
06/06/2017
Iowa History Journal - Home Page
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Iowa History Journal‘s mission is to preserve the history of the state and present it in a fashion that is both educational and entertaining. Iowa History Journal is full of stories on Iowa’s entertainment, sports, politics, towns, icons, and historical attractions for all ages. With six issues published annually, it is Iowa’s only popular magazine only on its history.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Date Added:
05/08/2017
Iowa History Online - Main Page
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Iowa History Online provides online support for teachers of Iowa history at the elementary and secondary levels. Included are Iowa history benchmarks, scope and sequence models, curriculum guides, Iowa literature, Iowa history textbooks, field trips, primary source materials and a listing of contact persons for assistance in teaching Iowa history.

The purpose of this website is to provide teachers across Iowa quality resources for Iowa history. Within this website there are tabs to assist teachers on State Requirements, Benchmarks, National Standards, Scope and Sequences, Curriculum Guides, Literature, Textbooks, Primary Source Materials and Field Trips.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture Notes
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Date Added:
05/04/2017