The State Historical Museum of Iowa is working to make exhibits and collection more accessible to every classroom in the state. Through staff-led programs and educator-led resources, the virtual exhibit experiences and virtual classroom lessons listed below allow students to digitally explore many of the museum's fascinating and history-making objects.
For questions or to receive more information about virtual exhibit experiences, contact staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Classroom Lessons
The State Historical Museum of Iowa has created theme-based lessons for classrooms to learn about important historical themes and connections to Iowa's past. The digital educational materials provide educators with background information about the historical topic and guided standards-based activities to help students learn with artifacts from the museum collection.
|Lesson Topic||Recommended Grade Level||Educator Guides|
|Immigration to Iowa||3rd Grade||Immigration to Iowa|
|Change & Continuity in Children's Lives||4th Grade||Change & Continuity in Children's Lives|
|Rights & Responsibilities||5th Grade||Rights & Responsibilities|
Virtual Classroom Program
The program focuses on teaching important Iowa themes while investigating artifacts and learning the stories of Iowans who impacted history.
- This program has both pre-recorded and live options. Live programs will be scheduled in advance with a museum staff member, and will be hosted through Zoom.
- Program Price: Free
- Schedule: The programs are available Tuesday-Friday and require at least two weeks in advance registration. If you need to schedule the program for mulitple times or days, please email email@example.com to discuss options.
- Program Requirements: Computer access; stable Internet connection