Teaching Iowa history? Here is a great resource
Looking for a great way to teach Iowa history? A treasure trove of primary sources from the State Historical Society of Iowa and Library of Congress is available online.
There are now 40 Primary Source Sets of photos, videos, maps and documents ranging from the Iowa Territory to the Civil War to 20th century achievements in women's suffrage and civil rights.
Teaching toolkits and discussion questions accompany all of the K-12 resources, which are searchable by subject, time period and – new this year – Iowa Core social studies standards. You can also check out the larger article Online Time Capsule Brings History to Life.
Also be sure to check out this series of blog posts from the State Historical Museum on a variety of Iowa history topics.