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Black Iowans Who Influenced the World

As a teacher, have you ever had to answer a question like this from one of your students: “I’m from Iowa, what can I do about injustices in the world? What can I do to level the playing field?” Well...

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Creating the Next Generation of Citizen Scientists

One of the keys to preserving Iowa’s limited natural resources is to help students understand the balance between the limitless needs of humanity and the stark reality of the Earth’s finite resources...

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Resources to Support Students with Disabilities

Did you know that the Americans with Disabilities Act signed into law in July of 1990 turned 30 years old in 2020? Signed into law on July 26, 1990, former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin was one of the...

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Investigate the Science and History of Iowa with FIND Iowa!

Iowa is an interesting place with many unique scientific and historical stories waiting to be discovered.

5 Under $5: Math

5 Under $5: Math

Iowa PBS Education brings you five engaging math activities, each less than five dollars to recreate. Try these at-home lessons with your students or children to make learning math fun! Five Under $5...

5 Under $5: Literacy

5 Under $5: Literacy

Iowa PBS Education brings you five engaging literacy activities, each less than five dollars to recreate. Try these at-home lessons with your students or children to make learning literacy fun! Five...

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Iowa's Military Stories Have a New Home

Are you a history teacher looking for a way to add Iowa stories to national events like the Vietnam War, World War II or even the Civil War? Iowa PBS has created a place where you can find the...

George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Life

Resources to Support the Teaching of George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Life

Iowa PBS’s documentary George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Life tells the story of Carver’s life through footage and interviews from people who knew or were influenced by him.

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Election 2020 Resources for Your Classroom

The 2020 presidential election is fast approaching and this provides an excellent teaching opportunity for you and your students. While your students may not be old enough to vote, it is never too...

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Stories of Iowa’s History

Iowa PBS’s Iowa Pathways is an online learning environment for grades 5-12 that challenges students to create their own story of Iowa history as they explore the people, places, events and ideas of...