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Everything is made of matter. Learn about how matter can physically change between solid, liquid and gas.

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The Women's Army Corps (WAC), created during World War II, was the women's branch of the United States Army.

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Social Studies

On June 6th, 1944, Allied troops invaded Normandy in what would become known as D-Day.

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South Vietnamese Army Officers share their perspective on the circumstances that led to the U.S. exit from Vietnam.

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Caesar Smith, U.S Army Veteran, explains the role U.S. advisers played in Vietnam prior to the start of the Vietnam War.

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Social Studies

Adults with autism live similarly to me and you. Here is Lynn’s story.

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Autistic Iowans live lives similar to everyone else. Learn how they may interpret the world differently and how they work through that.

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Social Studies

Learn more about autism from experts and Iowans interviewed for the documentary, The Life Autistic.

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Social Studies

How do floating wetlands help to reduce the environmental impact of farm runoff in our lakes and streams?

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STEM

Why would we consider George Washington Carver’s approach to science as applied science?

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Why does Booker T. Washington choose Carver to head up his agriculture department at Tuskegee University?

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What does nature mean to you? Nature was George Washington Carver’s classroom inspiration.

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A man who wears many hats at Kennedy High School creates safe & fun spaces for all kids to belong. Thank you, Mr. Lester.

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Use these flexible resources to support learning anywhere: videos, interactive lessons, printable activities and more.

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Language Arts

How do prairie plants help the Earth? Explore the effect prairie plants have on the carbon cycle.

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STEM

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

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

Learn why John Tinker felt it was important to protest the Vietnam War.

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Mary Beth and John Tinker react to the Supreme Court decision and the “Tinker Standard”.

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Learn about the landmark 1969 U.S. Supreme Court decision that defined students free speech rights.

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Learn about the first successful school desegregation case in the United States.

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Social Studies

Examine how Alexander Clark’s work influenced the lives of Black Americans before and after the Civil War.

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Discover how Alexander Clark and the work of abolitionists in Iowa played a critical role in the abolitionist movement.

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Social Studies

Learn about the 332 Fighter Group that helped to defeat the Axis powers during World War II.

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Social Studies

The seeds of World War II were sown in the treaties that ended World War I. Learn with this article from Iowa Pathways.

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Social Studies

Getting key ideas and details is one way to reach a student with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD).

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Language Arts

Story Retelling with AAC is one way to reach a student with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD).

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Language Arts

This collection features strategies for literacy instruction meant for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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Language Arts

Barack Obama gains the support of first-time and independent voters to win the democratic nomination in the 2008 Iowa caucuses.

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Social Studies

In 1972, the Iowa caucuses became the first major event in the nomination process for President of the United States.

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Social Studies

Have you ever wondered why Iowa is the first state in the nation to select local delegates for national conventions?

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Social Studies

Troops from Iowa worked to empower Afghans by improving agriculture practices and developing entrepreneurial skills.

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Along with winning the hearts and trust of the Afghan people, American forces helped to repair damaged infrastructure.

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Social Studies

Join us in remembering 9/11. After terrorists attacked New York, Pennsylvania & Washington, D.C., 3000 Iowans mobilized.

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Social Studies

In this activity, your child will fold and glue paper to build 3D shapes while learning math vocabulary.

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STEM

Wars have been a part of Iowa's history since the first inhabitants arrived. Explore War and Conflict on Iowa Pathways.

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Social Studies

Explore these STEAM Activities to support your students' learning.

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STEM

Examine how keeping up to date on prices and factors influencing the market helps producers make informed decisions.

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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

Learn about the Korean War from the Iowans who served.

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Analyze the causes of a war that has been forgotten by many but the Iowans who served on its battlefields.

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Explore the sacrifices that Iowans made at home and on the frontlines to win the fight against the Axis powers.

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Social Studies

Examine one of the most turbulent times in American history from the perspective of the Iowa veterans who were there.

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Social Studies

Learn about the War in Afghanistan through the Iowans who were there. Iowa soldiers reflect on their experiences.

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Social Studies

Explore the role Iowans played in preserving the rights and freedoms of individuals around the world.

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Social Studies

Explore Agriculture’s rich tradition of embracing technology to improve crops, business practices, and rural life.

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STEM

Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Iowa State Parks by joining Iowa artists that find inspiration in our parks.

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STEM

This special Iowa Outdoors episode features a look at select parks from the sky!

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STEM

Iowa Outdoors celebrates Iowa State Parks by showcasing park history, trail experiences and inspiring photography.

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Social Studies

Just walk the trails at Pine Lake or Effigy Mounds to see the lasting effect members of the CCC have had on our state.

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Social Studies

Iowa’s state park system was started by the Iowa Federation of Women (IFW).

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Social Studies

Explore Iowa history topics including politics, civil rights, industry, agriculture and conflicts.

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

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Social Studies

Celebrate Earth Day with Iowa PBS with some of these great resources

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

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STEM

Discover what the New Deal and Civilian Conservation Corps have to do with our Iowa state parks.

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Social Studies

Explore the life of Dr. Carver. Born into slavery, Carver become one of the best-known black Americans in the world.

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Social Studies, STEM

Buxton Iowa's impact on America has lasted for generations. Explore the racial harmony that existed in this Iowa town.

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From abolitionist to school integration, learn how Alexander Clark fought for civil rights for all Iowans.

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Social Studies

These Iowa stories will inspire you and your students to right wrongs big and small to change the world in which we live.

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Delve into the memories of those who put their lives on hold in the fight against the Axis powers.

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Social Studies

Learn about farm life in rural America during the Great Depression and early twentieth century.

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Grasp the impact of the War on Terror with first-hand military and civilians accounts of the war.

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Social Studies

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

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Explore the life of Iowan, Alexander Clark from school desegregation to U.S. Ambassador to Liberia.

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Social Studies

Explore Freedom Summer, the 1964 voter registration drive to register Black voters in Mississippi.

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Social Studies

Explore ELA strategies for instruction for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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Language Arts

Examine the economic and personal disasters that afflicted the agriculture sector in the 1980s.

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Social Studies

Explore the experiences of young orphan train riders.

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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

Examine one of the most turbulent periods in American history told by those who were there.

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Social Studies

Foster acceptance and knowledge of others in your classroom with this multi-station collection.

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Social Studies

Iowa-based science phenomena for your classroom.

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STEM

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

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Social Studies

Foster scientific exploration through interactive experiences.

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STEM

Learn about transformational moments in American history.

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Social Studies

Explore connections among science, technology and agriculture.

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Social Studies, STEM

Explore the people, places and events in Iowa history.

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Social Studies

Solve odd cases and create useful gadgets.

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STEM

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

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Social Studies, STEM