Iowa educators have needs that are unique and different from other states. That’s why we made this page just for you and your needs as a social studies professional.

October 16th, 2023
Iowa Council for Social Studies Conference
Session 1
Using Everyday Surroundings to Teach Young Students Geography Through Their Senses and Experiences

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Iowa State Map

This full-featured state map is political with shaded relief; it shows county boundaries, major transportation routes, points of interest, physical features, and capital, major, and sizable cities with population ranges indicated by type size and/or symbol size.

Iowa Shaded Relief Map

This full-color state map includes shaded-relief topography, county names and borders, major and capital cities, main rivers, and other large bodies of water. It includes insets providing a state flag, a locator map (within North America), a table of statistics, and text with high-interest historical, anecdotal, and geographical information.

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Social Studies School Service utilizes district goals and data to personalize supports, and to develop and facilitate professional learning opportunities that build capacity around instructional practice, resource implementation, teacher transfer, and social studies leaderships.

Meet your state curriculum specialist
Lauren O'Brien
Iowa Curriculum Specialist
Lauren started her teaching career in Madison, Wisconsin where she taught 7th grade Social Studies. She moved up to the Minneapolis area in 2019 where she took another middle school teaching job before transitioning into the world of curriculum.