Teaching Iowa History is raising awareness of the collections held in Iowa's museums and the importance of museums in preserving primary sources that inform the historical identity of Iowans, Iowa communities, and Iowa’s role in the nation and world by building a database of primary sources that may be used for education.
Teaching Iowa History provides an opportunity for pre-service teachers to create lesson plans aligned with the purple (History) strand of the new Iowa Social Studies Standards, to assist Iowa educators in meeting those new standards using primary sources, bringing Iowa’s museums and schools into closer alignment and partnership, highlighting the role of museums as K-12 educational partners and life-long active, choice learning environments.
Teaching Iowa History is creating accessible Iowa history resources. Learn More:
https://iowamuseums.pastperfectonline.com - Primary source database
https://teachingiowahistory.com - Lesson plan & educator resources database