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.

Iowa Council for Social Studies

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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
Nicole Padilla
Iowa Curriculum Specialist
Nicole's passion for education began back in 2010. Having children of her own opened her eyes to how important it is to help build a foundation for education at home, but to also partner and support the teachers that are helping to shape our youth. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Metropolitan State University in Denver and plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Education as soon as her younger daughter starts Kindergarten. Nicole enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and almost everything else you can do outside, along with spending time with friends and family.