Things to See & Do in Iowa
Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Effigy Mounds National Monument
Wilder Memorial Museum
Motor Mill Historic Site
Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail
Teaching Tips & Ideas
How I Teach a Large Family in a Relaxed, Classical Way: History
The Iowa Civics Project
Goals: The students will gain an understanding of the role of government in Iowa by:
- Understanding the constitutional foundation and structure of government in Iowa.
- Recognizing the powers and processes of each of the branches of state government.
- Recognizing the role of county, city, and school governments; and how they set policy.
- Identifying the major services provided by state and local governments.
- Identifying the major sources of revenue for state and local governments.
- Understanding the role of the political process in electing public officials at each level of government.
- Demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and leadership qualities necessary to become effective Iowa citizens.
- Understanding and recognizing that freedoms are accompanied by responsibilities and that citizens in a free society are obliged to exercise their freedoms with respect to the freedoms of other.
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