Iowa compared to The World
Lesson Plan Item
|Grade||6th Grade||Class||Social Studies||Length of Lesson||3 Days|
|Lesson Title||Iowa compared to The World|
|Unit Compelling Question||What are the impacts on people if a resource runs out or is no longer available or affordable?|
Millions of years ago Iowa was covered by water. The shells of the sea creatures that lived in the ocean became limestone, which was later quarried for buildings. As the water pounded against rocks, sand was created, which later hardened into sandstone which is still visible along the Mississippi River in Clayton County. Over time the climate and landscape of Iowa has changed multiple times, including times of tropical climate and times of bitter cold. During Ice Ages, glaciers spread all across Iowa. Each time they melted the landscape was impacted, leaving bluffs, gorges, and deposits that changed into the black soil.
This surveyor's compass, in the collection of the Grout Museum District, was used by Charles Mullan, one of earliest settlers of Waterloo, Iowa. Charles was an early businessman, the first justice of the peace and served as the settlement's first postmaster in 1851. He also surveyed the area and mapped out its roads, lots, and boundaries. Mullan also made the decision to name the settlement Waterloo.
|Lesson Supporting Question||What would cause Iowa to have different resources than other regions?|
|Primary Sources Used|
day_1_lecture_-_iowa.pptx, compass_research_lecture.pptx, official_concept_map.docx
|Lesson Themes||Environments, Plants & Animals|
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|Author||Alexis Johnson||Reviewer||Dr. Lisa Millsaps, University of Northern Iowa||Created||03/27/2019||Last Edited||08/22/2019|
|Lesson Plan Development Notes: Teaching Methods, University of Northern Iowa, Fall 2018|