Goldie's History Kits

    Goldie's History Kits are physical and digital 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.

    Only digital Goldie's History Kits – available below – are accessible for the 2020-2021 school year. The 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.