Iowa History

Dive into hundreds of classroom-ready and standards-aligned resources exploring natural history, politics, civil rights, industry, agriculture and conflicts are ready for use with your students. Explore the video, images, stories, activities and first-person accounts that make Iowa a unique state.

Learn how the NAWSA (led by Carrie Chapman Catt), with President Wilson’s help, got the 19th Amendment ratified.

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Social Studies

Learn more about Iowan Carrie Chapman Catt’s compelling life story and the suffrage movement.

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Social Studies

Iowa farmers play an important role in feeding the world. Explore the technological changes that make this possible.

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Social Studies

People with heritages from all over the world call Iowa home. Explore the richness of our state through their eyes.

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Social Studies

Learn about scientist, teacher, humanitarian, environmentalist and artist George Washington Carver.

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Social Studies, STEM

Explore how Iowa became a testing ground and the first electoral event for presidential candidates.

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Social Studies

Go on an educational exploration of Iowa’s natural environments and environmental challenges.

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STEM

Explore the people, places and events in Iowa history.

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Social Studies

Explore how the 19th Amendment came to be by looking closer at the strong women who created and lead the NAWSA.

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Social Studies

Billions of dollars move through the agricultural marketplace each year. Explore the government’s role in agriculture.

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Social Studies

Explore photos and first-person accounts of farm life during the Great Depression and the early twentieth century.

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Social Studies

Learn about the historic battle that led to free speech rights for public school students.

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Social Studies