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The objective of this project is to collect, organize and disseminate primary sources materials for instructional use by elementary and secondary Iowa history teachers. The materials are organized around two periods of Iowa's history:

* Frontier Life in Iowa ( 1833 - 1870 )

* Social and Economic Development of Iowa ( 1870 - 1940 )

Included are original diaries, letters, memoirs, maps, travel schedules, advertisements, government documents as well as lesson plan ideas for teachers. These supplemental materials not only engage students in the craft of the historian but also apply problem-based methodologies consistent with best teaching practices.

The Explorations in Iowa History site is best viewed in Internet Explorer or Netscape 7.0 and above.

You will need Adobe Acrobat reader 4.0 to view the files for download.   Note: Some files are very large.  Please be aware of possible extended download times.  Click the picture below to go to the Adobe Acrobat download site.
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Explorations in Iowa History Project
Malcolm Price Laboratory School
University Of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa
ęCOPYRIGHT 2003 University of Northern Iowa
Duplication for Instructional purposes only.
Credits: Logo and site design by ITS CET
Documents courtesy of the State Historical Society of Iowa

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