Critical Bibliography on North American Indians for K-12
This bibliography focuses primarily on materials
for elementary and secondary students. Broad reading level
categories are indicated: lower elementary, upper elementary,
secondary, and adult (used when a book contains sexually explicit
material or language). Sections are organized by culture area and
tribe, and are further divided into non-fiction and fiction,
biographies, and traditional stories.
Historical Information pages
This site contains numerous links to Iowa history sites including
resources related to cultural groups, historical sites, personalities
in Iowa history and demographic data.
For thirty-five years, stories about people, places, and events of Iowa
have been at the core of Iowa Public Television (IPTV). Through
landmark series such as The Iowa Heritage and Land Between
Two Rivers, as well as ongoing local series and recent award
winning educational initiatives, IPTV productions have provided a vivid
and personal look at Iowa's development, culture, and achievements, and
are among the most popular resources for teaching Iowa history. Iowa
teachers turn to Iowa Public Television as their preferred source for
resources about the state we call home.
Library Webliography: Iowa History
Busse Library on the campus of Mount Mercy College, provides online
resources and book titles for students and faculty seeking information
on Iowa history. Include are General History
Resources; Tourism; Places to Visit; Busse Library Resources.
Historical Society of Iowa: Cultural and Educational Links
This page is a compilation of Internet resources for Iowa's cultural
and historical organizations.
Iowa Quick Facts
Developed by the State Library of Iowa, this page
provides demographic data on Iowa referenced by numerous categories
ranging from population statistics to land area and urbanization.
Folklife: Our People, Communities and Traditions(©) (curriculum
This updated kit (lessons, CD, videos, links, and support material) is
now available online (click on hotlink above). It is also available in
hard copy at all Iowa junior and senior high schools as well as in all
senior citizen centers, Iowa college and university history and
education departments, State Library, and the State Historical Society
of Iowa resource center. The lessons and support materials may be
copied for educational purposes only; materials may not be copied and
resold for profit. Look for Iowa Folklife, Volume II: Cultural
Express-Traditional Arts on Tours in late 2008.
Iowa Folklife 2 (©) Iowa
Arts Council (curriculum guide)
Iowa Folklife 2 explores the traditional music, foods, dance, rituals,
and crafts of Iowa's diverse cultures. 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. Iowa Folklife 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. The units and support materials may be copied for educational purposes only; materials
may not be copied and resold for profit.
Iowa History Online.
Iowa's Research and Development School
, Project Director
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
, Cedar Falls, IA