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Applying Skills and Content in Social Studies


General Teaching Strategies

Social Studies Pedagogy




Teaching with Primary Sources

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

AEA Digital Resources provides Iowa students and educators with no-cost access to high-quality, vetted digital resources. The resources are available anytime, anywhere! 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 ImageQuest
  • Britannica School
  • Core Concepts Science
  • CultureGrams
  • FreedomFLIX
  • GALE
  • Learn360
  • MackinVIA
  • PebbleGo
  • PebbleGo Next
  • PowerKnowledge Science
  • ScienceFlix
  • SIRS Issue Researcher
  • Soundzabound
  • TeachingBooks
  • Teen Health and Wellness
  • TrueFLIX

Content Area Resources

Content Area and Disciplinary Literacy

Technology Connections