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IOWA SCHOOLS ENCOURAGED TO TEACH MORE STATE HISTORY

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IT’S NOT A MANDATE, BUT IOWA SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGED FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS TO INCORPORATE IOWA HISTORY IN EVERY GRADE — REPLACING THE TRADITIONAL PRACTICE OF ONE UNIT OF IOWA HISTORY IN FIFTH OR SIXTH GRADE.

LEO LANDIS, CURATOR OF THE STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND A MEMBER OF THE IOWA HISTORY COUNCIL THAT RECOMMENDED THE CHANGE IN 2016, SAYS FOR YOUNG KIDS, IOWA HISTORY CAN BECOME PART OF LEARNING ABOUT SPACES AND PLACES.

HISTORY1 OC…….THOSE STORIES.” :12

OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS, LANDIS AND OTHERS IN THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING IOWA HISTORY CURRICULUM FOR YOUNGER KIDS.

HISTORY2 OC……….SOME OF THAT.” :06

SIOUX CITY SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN STUDYING LOCAL IOWA HISTORY FOR 30 YEARS BY HAVING 4TH GRADERS CREATE HOMEMADE PROJECTS OF LOCAL LANDMARKS.

CITY PUBLIC MUSEUM EDUCATION CURATOR THERESA WEAVER-BAYSE SAYS PROJECTS FROM EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL ARE CHOSEN FOR DISPLAY AT THE MUSEUM EACH SPRING:

HISTORY3 OC………EVERY YEAR. :17

KIDS LEARNING ABOUT IOWA HISTORY MAY KNOW THAT TUESDAY IS STATEHOOD DAY. DECEMBER 28TH, 1846 IS THE DATE IOWA BECAME A STATE — SO THIS IS IOWA’S 175TH ANNIVERSARY.
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