The curated resources linked below are an initial sample of the resources coming from a collaborative and rigorous review process with the EAD Content Curation Task Force.
In this interactive episode, KidCitizen uses a historic panoramic map as an object for active inquiry to engage children in wondering about this representation of a place where people live. Students closely observe the geographic features, like rivers, shorelines, and farmland along with its plant life, animal life, and man-made structures. Students collect clues in the researcher journal and use them throughout the adventure. There are a number of pathways for inquiry. Students may apply their geographic and historical thinking strategies to wonder about movement of people or reflect on the unique qualities of the area that define it as a place.
This resource engages students in the history, location, and past and present culture of the Anishinabe, and American Indian Nation. The focus on one Indigenous nation allows students to acquire a differentiated and accurate understanding of one of the many diverse peoples and cultures living throughout the lands that are now referred to as North and South America, in addition to recognizing elements of a common history of conquest and displacement by Europeans that affected all Native American peoples.
National Endowment for the Humanities
This inquiry allows students to investigate who the Meskwaki are and what aspects of their culture is similar or different to their own. Students will use the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) to ask questions and consider different perspectives across the social studies disciplines while analyzing a variety of sources.
State Historical Society of Iowa
This lesson focuses on helping young children learn to participate in different kinds of digital communities. Students will solidify and work on what they know about being part of any community.
Learning for Justice
In this lesson students will identify people and places that make their own neighborhoods special. Extension activities explore science elements raised in the story.