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

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Lesson Plans by Iowa Core Standard

Iowa Core logoLesson plans in the Teaching Iowa History project are designed with Iowa Core in mind.  Each lesson is drawn from the K-12 Iowa Social Studies Standards to ensure relevance to the learning goals for the State of Iowa.   Visit the Iowa Core website for more information about the standards.

Iowa Core Standard Description # of Plans
SS-Gov.9-12.28: Iowa Issues and Policy

Identify local and state issues in Iowa and evaluate formal or informal courses of action used to affect policy.

2
SS-US.9-12.23: Iowans Influence U.S. History

Evaluate Iowans or groups of Iowans who have influenced U.S. history.

4
SS-US.9-12.25: Regional, Racial, Ethnic and Gender Perspectives

Analyze how regional, racial, ethnic and gender perspectives influenced American history and culture

3
SS-WH.9-12.26: Iowans Influence World History

Assess Iowans or groups of Iowans who have influenced world history.

1
SS.5.26: Civil Rights

Analyze Iowa’s role in civil rights history.

1
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The lesson plans for this site will be created during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, using primary sources held in public collections.
     -- Fall Semester 2018:  University of Northern Iowa teaching methods classes will begin generating the lesson plans for grades 7-12.
     -- Spring semester 2019:  Simpson College classes will begin generating the lesson plans for grades K-6.  
Please visit again at the end of 2018 to see our first lesson plans!