This site provides links to the important
historical sites found in the Amana Colonies and
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
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
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is one of eleven
libraries and museums operated by the National Archives
and Records Administration.
This site includes links to Iowa authors, books,
and selected Websites related to Iowa.
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
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
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
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
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