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Iowa Links

Amana Colonies—Historical Sites
This site provides links to the important historical sites found in the Amana Colonies and surrounding areas.

The CampSilos website highlights the development of American agriculture. Targeting students in grades 4-8, the site provides online material related to the natural prairie, pioneer farm life, early agricultural technology, the story of corn from its early Indian origins to the present, and 21st century technological advances including applications of GPS and biotechnology. Student activities and teacher lesson plans feature virtual field trips, mystery photos, group games, problem-based activities, primary source materials, scavenger hunt and history detective research using online resources and links to national standards.

CampSilos Excursions
The History Center Excursions site is sponsored by Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area and provides a virtual field trip where students in grades 4-8 become museum curators and explore historic photographs, letters and artifacts that overview pioneer farm life, the development of agriculture and agribusiness in the heartland. A sequence of diverse Web-based research activities and pre- and post-field trip lesson plans are linked to national standards in the areas of language arts, social studies and history.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is one of eleven libraries and museums operated by the National Archives
and Records Administration.

Iowa ABC's
This site includes links to Iowa authors, books, and selected Websites related to Iowa.

Iowa Profiles
Developed by the U.S. Census Bureau, this site provides a county map of Iowa with hyperlinks to county Websites and other databases containing Iowa information.

Iowa Internet Links
This website provides general information about the state of Iowa with hyperlinks to numerous sites throughout the state organized
by topic.

Living History Farms
Living History Farms tells the amazing story of how Iowans transformed the fertile prairies of the Midwest into the most productive farmland in the world. While at the 600-acre open-air museum, visitors travel at their own pace through five historical time periods spanning 300 years. On-site interpreters provide a unique learning environment of seasonal activities and demonstrations.

Loess Hills of Western Iowa
This site provides a description and the history of Iowa's Loess Hills,
one of the state's most amazing and unusual natural resources.

Old Capitol Museum
 This site provides links to educational resources as well as the history of the Old Capitol in Iowa City, Iowa.

State Historical Society of Iowa
 This website provides educational links to the numerous resources of the Historical Society and Museum.

Travel Iowa--Attractions
On this site you will find many links to Iowa attractions organized by state region.

Explorations in Iowa History Project
Malcolm Price Laboratory School
University Of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa
©COPYRIGHT 2003 University of Northern Iowa
Duplication for Instructional purposes only.
Credits: Logo and site design by ITS CET
Documents courtesy of the State Historical Society of Iowa

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