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March is Iowa History Month

Feb 21, 2021

This March marks the third annual Iowa History Month! Celebrate and learn more about Iowa history by exploring these great classroom resources from

  • Iowa PBS: Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women: The Iowa PBS documentary Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women tells the compelling story of the Iowa suffragist and her role in the women’s suffrage movement. Watch a behind-the-scenes preview, explore short video features and review the timeline about this remarkable Iowan's life.
  • George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Life: This PBS LearningMedia collection includes segments from Iowa PBS’s documentary George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Life that tells the story of Carver’s life through footage and interviews from people who knew or were influenced by him. Interviews took place at Iowa State University, Simpson College and Tuskegee University. Explore the support materials for each clip to make this a ready-to-use resource for your classroom.
  • Iowa Pathways: Discover hundreds of articles, photos and videos of Iowa's past and present with Iowa PBS's Iowa Pathways website. Iowa Pathways is an online learning environment that challenges students to create their own story of the state as they explore the people, places, events and ideas of Iowa. This award-winning website helps students choose topics that interest them as they examine relationships among Iowa concepts — past to present.
  • Iowa Land and Sky: Explore the history of Iowa’s geography and natural beauty through a unique bird’s-eye perspective. This Iowa PBS initiative presents an entertaining and educational exploration of our communities, natural environments and environmental challenges, including purpose-built teacher resources.
  • Iowa PBS Collections in PBS Learningmedia: Iowa PBS offers numerous media collections, each about an Iowa-based topic. From “Alexander Clark and an African American's Fight for Civil Rights” to an “Oral History of the Tinker v. Des Moines Schools Decision,” you are sure to find a resource for your classroom.