Iowa Past to Present Teacher's Guide: Chapter 1, The Changing Land

Iowa Past to Present


The history of Iowa is more than just the story of the people who have lived here. It is also the story of the land itself. We do not often think of the land as changing much, because in the lifetime of one person, changes are too small to notice. Yet over thousands of years, small changes can make a big difference.

Explore the resources on this page to find out more about ideas in the chapter:

  • Pathways: Find related articles and make connections with other ideas in Iowa history.
  • Artifacts: View related images, videos and more.
  • Side Trails: Explore more on this topic on other websites.

Classroom Resources and Lesson Plans

Iowa Past to Present Chapter Listing

This online teachers guide was developed as a companion to the textbook Iowa Past to Present: The People and the Prairie (Revised 3rd Ed.); written by Dorothy Schwieder, Thomas Morain, and Lynn Nielsen; published by University of Iowa Press. Select a chapter from the list below to find related content and classroom resources.