Iowan Born Influencers
Lesson Plan Item
|Grade||9th Grade||Class||U.S. History||Length of Lesson||1-2 Days|
|Lesson Title||Iowan Born Influencers|
|Unit Title||Iowa Born Influencers|
|Unit Compelling Question||How have Iowa born citizens affected American history?|
Iowans, young and old, male and female, native born and immigrant, have made important contributions to their state and nation. This lesson identifies and examines the impact of some of Iowa's native sons and daughters.
2018.029.001 This "Funeral Escort Badge" was worn by U.S. Representative James Falconer Wilson of Fairfield, Iowa. It entitled him to a seat on president Abraham Lincoln's funeral train
~ Teaching Iowa History Team
|Lesson Supporting Question||What is important about your specific individual?|
This lesson uses individual student research to develop an understanding of important figures in Iowa history who were also influential in American history. In this lesson, students will become familiar with many Iowans. The lesson would best be suited as a wrap-up of a complete Iowa History Unit that focuses on more than one time period. Students will be introduced to primary sources pertaining to historical figures as they begin the class. Next, each student will be given a historical person to research and ultimately create a biography that is designed to be written as if they were their designated individual. Lastly, students will participate in a timed speed dating activity where they will be given forms to fill out with questions to ask to each other.
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|Author||Bryce Rigdon||Reviewer||Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa||Created||06/13/2019||Last Edited||08/22/2019|
|Lesson Plan Development Notes: Teaching Methods, University of Northern Iowa, Spring 2019|