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.
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Explorations in Iowa History Project