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Goldie's History Kits

Goldie's History Kits are 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.

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. Download the digital resources below and visit your local library to check out the selected books, or others that are similar.