|At-Home Expedition Activities|
| + Innovative Iowans Activity: Great State Seal of Iowa
+ At-Home Expedition and Iowa State Capitol Word Searches
+ Videos and Other Resources about Iowa State Capitol and Old Capitol Building
+ Iowa State Capitol Tour Quiz
+ Iowa State Capitol and Grounds Flickr Album
+ Primary Source Sets
+ Additional videos, articles and more!
The earliest inhabitants of this land relied on rules and laws, and this practice continued on throughout Iowa's development. Native nations, such as the Otoe-Missouria, Meskwaki and Sauk, formed tribal councils and treaties. White Europeans that settled in the territory were quick to set up laws and a form of government. Today, Iowans rely on the government to provide laws, courts and other public services such as health, transportation, education, utilities, fire protection and libraries.
Explore the activities, videos and additional resources in this at-home expedition to discover more about the importance of government and elections in Iowa. Also, learn about two featured national historic sites – Iowa State Capitol and Old Capitol Building – that have deep ties to this expedition theme.
- Brief Summary of Government and Elections in Iowa
- More History about the Iowa State Capitol and Old Capitol Building