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.
This lesson plan helps students analyze historical images and documents. Students explore the town and history of Buxton, Iowa. Buxton existed only for about 20 years but boasted a population of African-American former sharecroppers and Swedish immigrants who enjoyed economic prosperity and racial equality in this unique Iowa town during the early 1900s.
State Historical Society of Iowa
NK360° Helpful Handouts: Guidance on Common Questions provide a brief introduction to teachers about important topics regarding Native American life, cultures, and communities. Honoring Indigenous Inhabitants: Land Acknowledgement discusses land acknowledgement as a dynamic cultural practice rooted in Indigenous traditions. Use this resource as a starting point to recognizing the continuing experiences, rights, and values of Native Peoples. Culturally sensitive activities and resources related to land and tribal sovereignty are provided.
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
In this lesson on the experiences and contributions of immigrants to the United States, elementary students explore the reasons why people volutarily or were forced to move to a new country, both earlier in history and recently. Using primary sources spanning 100 years, students generate questions and look for answers. Students will also interview adults in their lives or at school about their own immigration stories.