Goldie's History Kits

    Goldie's History Kits are physical kits created by the State Historical Society of Iowa and were developed for K-5 educators to meet the Iowa Core Standards for Social Studies and Literacy. Related to the Primary Source Sets and created with a Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) grant from the Library of Congress, these kits encourage students to develop deeper connections to Iowa's history.

    Goldie's History Kits are being piloted for the 2019-2020 school year with the Grant Wood AEAThe following educational tools are included in each kit:

    • Read Iowa History Lessons
    • Read Aloud Books
    • Object Photographs and Videos from the State Historical Museum of Iowa
    • Think Like… Cards
    Educators are encouraged to use these tools as they are integrated; however, each tool can be used as a stand alone activity. Educators do not need to be in the Grant Wood AEA district to utilize a digital version of Goldie's History Kits. Download the digital resources below and visit your local library to check out the selected books, or others that are similar. 

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