Teacher Resources: Recommended Resources

These links offer valuable resources and content connections for your classroom. Do you have a link to share with other teachers? Contact Us.

  • Iowa PBS Education
    Find information about the latest classroom resources from Iowa PBS and PBS.
  • PBS LearningMedia
    Find thousands of lessons, videos, interactives and other resources for your classroom.
  • State Historical Society of Iowa
    This website provides educational links to the numerous resources of the Historical Society and Museum.
  • Iowa History Online
    This site provides Iowa history teachers across the state with instructional tools, suggested benchmarks, and online access to classroom resources.
  • Iowa Heritage Digital Collections 
    The Iowa Heritage Digital Collections is envisioned as an online collection of Iowa history and culture created by bringing together in digital form documents, images, maps, finding aids, interpretive and educational materials, and other media from collections held by a wide range of organizations throughout Iowa.
  • The Iowa History Project
    Online archive of books, pamphlets, journals and news articles about Iowa.
  • Camp Silos and Camp Silos Excursions
    This site offers resources and virtual adventures about Iowa's farming, pioneer women, archaeology, industrialization, immigration, and the native prairie to present.
  • The Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
    The mission of the Office of the State Archaeologist is to develop, disseminate, and preserve knowledge of human past through Midwestern and Plains archaeological research, scientific discovery, public stewardship, service, and education.
  • Exploration in Iowa History Project
    The objective of this project is to collect, organize and disseminate primary sources materials for instructional use by elementary and secondary Iowa history teachers.
  • Living History Farms
    At Living History Farms, visitors experience first-hand what it was like to live on an Ioway Indian farm, on a pioneer farmstead, in an early Iowa town, on a farm from 100 years ago and what farming is like today!
  • Iowa Hall of Pride
    The Iowa Hall of Pride showcases the achievements of all Iowans, from student athletes to sports legends, movie stars to scientists. Interactive, hands-on exhibits tell the stories of Iowa heroes while teaching about the state and its history. Whether you're 8 or 80 years old, you are sure to have an exciting time!
  • Iowa Folklife
    Learn about Iowa history and Iowa festival with the Iowa Folklife Web site. Created for the celebration of Iowa's 150th year as a state, this site offers essays, lessons plans, images and links for your classroom.

Iowa Past to Present Online Teacher's Guide

Iowa Past to Present

Iowa Pathways is now the home for the online teacher's guide for the revised 3rd edition of the Iowa Past to Present textbook, published by University of Iowa Press. The teacher's guide includes additional articles, videos, links and curriculum resources supporting each chapter of the textbook. View the guide.