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.
Too often we look back at the way people lived and evaluate the past in terms of the technology that dominates our lives today. We ask: Imagine life without automobiles or electric lights or running water. No refrigerators, washing machines, radio, television, or movies? No computers, CDs, cell phones or credit cards? How did they survive? If that is how you want to approach the past, ask yourself this: what invention do we not have that will make Iowans of the future look back and wonder how made it through the day?
State Historical Society of Iowa
In this unit, students are encouraged to think about the world beyond their classroom, especially in the context of going to school. This inquiry will help students discover how schools have evolved and changed, and it will encourage students to examine their own cultural practices with those within their community and around the world.