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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
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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
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
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Author:
IPTV
Date Added:
05/08/2017
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.

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History
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Reading
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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 ...

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History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
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Author:
Des Moines Register
Date Added:
05/08/2017
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.

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History
U.S. History
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Primary Source
Reading
Date Added:
05/08/2017
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!

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U.S. History
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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.

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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.

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History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Date Added:
05/08/2017
Iowa Women's Archives - The University of Iowa Libraries
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The Iowa Women’s Archives holds more than 1100 manuscript collections that chronicle the lives and work of Iowa women, their families, and their communities. These personal papers and organizational records date from the nineteenth century to the present. Together with oral histories, they document the activities of Iowa women throughout the state and beyond its borders. The Iowa Women’s Archives is open to the public.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Date Added:
05/08/2017
TEACHER GUIDE Iowa History : Instructional Guide for  Iowa Unsung Prairie Transformation to Farms and One Room Schools Tall Grass and Settlement video and content.
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This Instructional Guide is one of a set of three components provided for each chapter included in the “Video Chapters of Iowa History Series.” This Guide is for use by local groups, historians, students and teachers to learn about the history of Iowa’s rural settlement and one-room schools. The other two components are the video, Iowa’s Unsung Prairie Transformation to Farms and One Room Schools 1870-1900 and a digital library with pictures of artifacts, photos and primary sources. 

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Denise Krefting
Date Added:
06/06/2017
Teaching and Learning Iowa's History
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Teaching and Learning Iowa History represents a unique way for community members, teachers, and university students to join in the same learning experience with similar goals and curiosities. Whoever you are, we're glad you're here! 

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Date Added:
05/08/2017