Blues Unit First Nations Peoples Unit  Lao Unit Polka Unit
Iowa Folklife Volume II Bosnian Unit Gospel Unit Latino Unit Vietnamese Tet Unit
Iowa Folklife Volume II Danish Unit Asian Indian Unit Old Time Music Unit
       About Iowa Folklife Volume II


Welcome to Image of Iowa Folklife Vol. 2!  The Iowa Arts Council invites you to explore the traditional music, foods, dance, rituals, and crafts of Iowa's diverse cultures. Image of Iowa Folklife Vol. 2 helps teachers meet the requirements for the Iowa Core for Social Studies:

The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world. ~ Iowa Department of Education

This online resource includes content pages, photos, audio samples, suggested readings, lesson plans, and a variety of online resources for students (k12) and educators. Use the whole curriculum or just one unit! Enhance your experience by inviting featured traditional artists or those from your community into your classroom. Consult the Folk & Traditional Artists link for each unit, the Iowa Folklife Roster , or Iowa Roots for artists' contact information, and apply for an Iowa Arts Council grant for artists' fees and other program expenses.

HARD COPIES: To download and print any of these units, simply press "print" to make copies for your students. PLEASE NOTE: The units and support materials may be copied for educational purposes only; materials may not be copied and resold for profit.

 Image of Iowa Folklife Vol. 2, a companion to Iowa Folklife: Our People, Communities, and Traditions, represents many years of creative collaboration with traditional artists, their communities, museum and library educators, and multicultural curriculum specialists. 

Contact Information
Rachelle H. Saltzman, Ph.D., Folklife Coordinator Iowa
Arts Council, A Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs
600 E. Locust Street Des Moines, Iowa 50319
(515) 242-6195


Funding for this curriculum was provided by the Iowa Arts Council, the
Iowa Heritage Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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