Cultural Contributions to Iowa

People with heritages from all over the world call Iowa home. Over time, people from different places have contributed a variety of new things to Iowa culture. These unique contributions highlight both what makes each Iowan unique and what common bonds Iowans share. You may be surprised how the activities you do or things you enjoy have been shaped by different cultures. Dive in and see what you find!

Classroom and Family Activities

And, every good explorer needs a guide to help them learn what they do not know. Explore this Teacher and Family Guide which includes:

  • Iowa Social Studies Core Standards alignments
  • Discussion questions
  • Suggested activities
  • Additional resources
Pella Corporation
Gilchrist Foundation
The Coons Foundation
REAP