The State Historical Society is excited to offer an in-person summer teacher professional development course on June 20 & 21, 2022 led by museum staff as well as elementary and middle school teachers. Attendees must register for the class through ISEA.
Explore the best practices for integrating inquiry and primary sources into your K-12 classrooms. Participants will receive exclusive access to the museum’s primary sources - both archives and collection objects - as well as learn from teacher facilitators who will model best practices for using primary sources and inquiry. Participants will walk away with resources and lesson plans to implement in their classrooms.
Using what is learned about integrating inquiry and primary sources, participants will use either the compelling question or one supporting question from any State Historical Society of Iowa’s Primary Source Sets and select at least three primary sources that relate to the compelling or supporting question. The primary sources can be from the Primary Source Sets, the Library of Congress, National Archives or a major university archive. Participants will create a single-day or multi-day lesson plan utilizing the compelling or supporting question, all of the selected primary sources and inquiry.
A small stipend will be paid to each participant who successfully completes the training with a grade B or higher.
Lunch is provided both days. Closer to the date, the instructors will gather lunch preferences from attendees.