A statewide project equipping K-12 educators to teach Iowa history using primary sources

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Teaching Iowa History is a state-wide, Iowa-led effort by the Iowa Museum Association, the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), Simpson College and Iowa’s many museums and historical societies to create a community of practice around teaching Iowa history with primary sources. Responding to new education standards requiring state history be taught in all grades, K-12, Teaching Iowa History will provide the tools and techniques for connecting the next generation of Iowans with their storied, vibrant past.

Teaching Iowa History encourages collaboration between classroom teachers and museum professionals who can provide access to primary sources, and raises awareness of the collections held in Iowa's museums and their importance to preserving the historical identity and fabric of our state.


Made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, exploring the human endeavor; and this project is supported in part by the State Historical Society of Iowa, Historical Resource Development Program.