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Grout Museum District Excursion

Cedar Rapids
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Grout Museum District Excursion
http://campsilos.org/excursions/grout/
Upon entering this interactive educational website, students in grades 4-8 are transformed into historians as they explore primary source photographs, letters and artifacts related to the themes of immigration and agriculture-based industrialization in the heartland.

CampSilos
http://www.campsilos.org
Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area


CampSilos home page CampSilos is an educational web site focusing on the development of American agriculture. Targeting students in grades 4-8, the site provides online educational material related to the natural prairie, pioneer farm life, early agricultural technology, the story of corn from its early Indian origins to the present, and 21st century technological advances including applications of GPS and biotechnology.

Activities and lesson plans feature virtual field trips, mystery photos, group games, problem-based learning activities, primary source materials, scavenger hunts and history detective research using online resources and links to national standards. Students can even watch the birth of baby pigs!

 

CampSilos Excursions home page
CampSilos Excursions
http://www.campsilos.org/excursions
Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area

CampSilos Excursions offers learning materials through virtual field trips to Iowa’s historic and cultural resources in the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area. Students become museum curators and explore historic photographs, letters, and artifacts depicting pioneer farm life and the development of agriculture. Web-based research activities and pre- and post-field trip lesson plans are linked to national standards in the areas of language arts, social studies and history.

University of Wisconsin-Stout Online Professional Development
http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/
Online courses, certificate and certification programs, and web-based training have been developed and delivered in partnership with the School of Education.

 

 

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