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Applying Skills and Content in Social Studies


General Teaching Strategies

Social Studies Pedagogy




Teaching with Primary Sources

Position Statements from the National Council for the Social Studies

Open Educational Resources (OER) Hub

The OER Hub is a place to access and post quality resources. There are three social studies hubs. They are: Social Studies, Iowa History, and Financial Literacy.

To better understand how to use OER, check out these resources:

AEA Statewide Resources

Iowa AEA Online provides all Iowa teachers and students access to several online databases that are ideal for social studies teaching and learning. Sponsored by Iowa's Area Education Agencies, the following is a list of the online databases available:

  • AEA Digital Library
  • American History in Video
  • BookFLIX
  • Britannica Online
  • Change Britannica Online to Britannica Digital Learning
  • CultureGrams
  • FreedomFLIX
  • GALE
  • iClipart
  • Learn360
  • Mackin Via
  • SIRS Issue Researcher
  • Soundzabound
  • Teen Health and Wellness
  • TrueFLIX

Content Area Resources

Content Area and Disciplinary Literacy

Technology Connections