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ZR-256696-18
Teaching Iowa History
Cynthia Sweet, Iowa Museum Association

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Database of Iowa museum artifacts (Web Resources)
Title: Database of Iowa museum artifacts
Author: Cynthia Sweet
Author: Lauren Adams
Author: Matthew Miller
Abstract: The Iowa Museum Association is building a community of practice around teaching Iowa history with primary sources held in public collections in support of Iowa Social Studies Standards. There are two key components of the project, both of which will continue to grow and develop. Component 1 is a database of primary sources submitted by over 60 (as of August 2018) Iowa museums, historical societies, and archives. These institutions have contributed images of objects, art, documents, etc., from their collections, resulting in a database of over 650 primary sources associated with Iowa history. Submitted primary sources are cataloged and tagged in multiple ways, augmented with additional research, and made available to project partners for use in the development of lesson plans. The database of cataloged primary sources is live online.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://iowamuseums.pastperfectonline.com/
Primary URL Description: Database of cataloged primary sources associated with Iowa history.

Teaching Iowa History website (Web Resources)
Title: Teaching Iowa History website
Author: Rob Green
Abstract: The primary sources submitted by Iowa museums will be used as the basis for lessons for grades K-12 that meet new Iowa Social Studies Standards. Lesson plans will begin to be written Fall 2018, and as completed will be posted at https://teachingiowahistory.com The website is live in its first iteration (September 2018) and continue to be developed in 2019. The website will contain K-12 lesson plans, Educator Resources, and links to participating museums, including mapping to facilitate teacher-museum contact. Teaching Iowa History will create a community of practice around teaching Iowa history with primary sources, raising awareness of the collections held in Iowa's museums and their importance to preserving the historical identity and fabric of our state.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: https://teachingiowahistory.com/
Primary URL Description: Lesson Plan Repository Website


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