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What does my city look like? Where am I in the World? Kindergarten Social Studies Allyson Simpson Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
How do people's needs and wants change based on their surroundings and make them different? Kindergarten Identity Kindergarten Social Studies Nick Squires Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Rules in Different Places Laws Kindergarten Social Studies Kara Campfield Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Capturing Change Identity Kindergarten Social Studies Kara Campfield Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Changes in Transportation over Time Changes over Time Kindergarten Social Studies Payton Atwood Dr.Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Iowan Occupations Then and Now: A Timeline Comparison Iowans at Work 1st Grade Social Studies Shelby Miller Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Corn Production in Iowa vs. Mexico Work Long Ago and Today 1st Grade Social Studies Megan Oliver Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Schools From the Past to Now Schools Long Ago 1st Grade Social Studies Allyson Simpson Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Importance of citizens working in their communities Global Citizenship 1st Grade Social Studies Kaci Johnson Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Natural Resources and Iowa Natural Resources 2nd Grade Social Studies Shelby Miller Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Impacts of Agriculture Natural Resources 2nd Grade Social Studies Shelby Miller Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Are you a producer or consumer? Producers and Consumers 3rd Grade Social Studies Payton Atwood Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Immigration and Iowa Immigration 3rd Grade Social Studies Taylor Lawson Professor Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Creation of Separate but Equal Enslavement to the Great Migration 3rd Grade Social Studies Shelby McAllister Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Harvesting Corn Follow the Kernel 4th Grade Social Studies Sarah Barry Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Farming Changes from the 1800s to 1900s Agriculture Changes in the Midwest 4th Grade Social Studies Megan Oliver Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Industrial Revolution in Iowa The Industrial Revolution 4th Grade Social Studies Kelly Schwart Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Kicking off on the Oregon Trail Immigration out West and Manifest Destiny 4th Grade Social Studies Shelby McAllister Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Constitutional Amendment Activity Rights and Responsibilities: Founding Documents 5th Grade Social Studies Nick Squires Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Protests During the Civil Rights Movement 5th Grade N/A Anjali Patel Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Do you know your rights? Rights and Responsibilities: Founding Documents 5th Grade Social Studies Tonya Greve Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Iowa compared to The World 6th Grade Social Studies Alexis Johnson Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Railway System in Iowa in the 1800's Transportation in Iowa 7th Grade
8th Grade
Iowa History Ashlin Hayungs Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Iowa’s State Capitol and the Functions of Iowa’s State Government Iowa’s Government System 7th Grade
8th Grade
Civics/Government Taylor Boozell Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa Yes
All Voices Matter: Women's Suffrage 8th Grade American History Connor McKibben Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Buxton Case Study: Iowa History, A Black Utopia, and the Gilded Age 9th Grade Camille Crossett Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Media's Message 9th Grade US History Darci Young Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Anti-German Sentiment in Iowa Homefront During WWI 9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
U.S. History Austin Bowman Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Advancement in Agriculture 9th Grade U.S. History Anna Kahle Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Nords in the Midwest 9th Grade N/A Kylie Kozelka Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
The Courts and Slavery Reconstruction and Civil Rights 9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
U.S. History Jess Larison Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Fort Des Moines History of Iowa 9th Grade U.S. History Chad Timm Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Iowan Born Influencers Iowa Born Influencers 9th Grade U.S. History Bryce Rigdon Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Iowa Historical Land Surveyor Activity Iowan's Impact on Iowa 9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
Geography Sidney Biondi Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Women's Suffrage in Iowa Influential Iowan Women 9th Grade
10th Grade
U.S. History Kaitlyn Alsaihati Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Alexander Clark: A Bigger-Than-Life Iowan Figures in American Civil War and Reconstruction 9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
U.S. History Maria LoBianca Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Iowa and the Great Depression The Great Depression 9th Grade
10th Grade
U.S. History Scott Poe Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Symbols of the Holocaust 9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
History Glenna Whiteman Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Civil Rights in Iowa 10th Grade Government Brandon Wittstock Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
US Homefront Reactions to the War World War I 10th Grade U.S. History Chad Timm Dr. Chad Timm, Simpson College Yes
Civil War & Slavery: Iowa 10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
N/A Patricia Brandt Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Herbert Hoover 10th Grade World History Courtney Post Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
American Involvement World War II 10th Grade
11th Grade
U.S. History Lauren Cockayne Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Iowa's Influence on pre-Civil War tension and how it contributed to the start of the Civil War 11th Grade U.S. History Eric Jones Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
From Suffering to Suffrage in Iowa Voting: A Right or Responsibility? 11th Grade
12th Grade
American Government Jenna Hendrix Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa Yes
The Sullivan Brothers World War II - Supporting the War Effort 11th Grade U.S. History Tristan Bernhard Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Creating Research Questions through Primary Source Documents Iowa Involvement in World War I 11th Grade
12th Grade
U.S. History Abby Ollendieck Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Iowans During WWI WWI on the Homefront 11th Grade U.S. History Alexander Johnson Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa Yes
The Amana Colonies 12th Grade Government Caylee Bartz Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
An Up Close Look at Kim Reynolds An Up Close Look at Iowa's Government 12th Grade Government Logan Benson Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes
Inequality in Iowa 12th Grade Social Studies Taylor Trimble Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa Yes