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ELEMECML 3164 - Teaching Elementary School Social Studies

Resources for various sections of ELEMECML 3164 are sorted by instructor's last name.

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Books in the Youth Collection

These links will take you to some starter searches in our catalog. You can filter by things like publication date and grade level (of interest). You can also do your own searches based on specific people, places, groups, events, etc.

I am happy to help you compare possible books and choose the resources that are right for your lesson. Remember that all sources can serve a variety of purposes:

  • helping you develop your background knowledge
  • providing images, quotes, or short selections you can use (with credit) in a lesson
  • pointing you to other good sources
  • allowing you to simplify or paraphrase text as you read
  • serving as a direct read-aloud, literature circle text, choice book, or whole-class independent read

It's hard to construct a single good search to find current, accurate resources about Native experiences in the Midwest. Here are a few book ideas to get you started:

Stacks Books

Special Collections & University Archives Books

These are some suggested books from various SC&UA book collections for the Black Experience in Iowa and Immigration / Migration topics. This list is not comprehensive, but hopefully it helps you get started with your research to develop lesson plans.