Teaching Iowa History: Tools for Teachers will work with Iowa's museums to collect Iowa history stories, associated artifacts, and other primary resources, and transform those resources into text sets to support teaching to the new Iowa Social Studies Standards.
The goal of this project will be that all Iowa teachers will have access to resources and sample lesson plans in order to meet the new Iowa Social Studies Standards. The impact on the state of Iowa will be to support all teachers K-12 in providing high quality Iowa history content to their students.
Teaching Iowa History: Tools for Teachers brings into partnership the members of the Iowa Museum Association, and historians and educators at the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa History Center at Simpson College to collect and vet historical content, write text sets to assist teachers K-12 in meeting the new standards, and prepare sample lesson plans.
Teaching Iowa History: Tools for Teachers will support the recommendations of the Iowa History Advisory Council in their report to the Governor Recommendations to Create a Systemic Approach to Improving the Teaching and Learning of Iowa History in Iowa’s K12 Schools (August 2016).
The Tools for Teachers will kick off June 2017. For more information contact the Iowa Museum Association.