Iowa social studies


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.

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June 19-20, 2019
Iowa Best Practices in Social Studies Conference


Hand’s On Primary Sources, C3, ELA Fun for Elementary Social Studies
6/19: 10:30am; Room 203


Mapping Your Way Through History!
6/20: 10:10am; Room 203


The Great Debate
6/20: 12:30pm, Room 203

Free Lessons

Nystrom Young Citizens View full unitGet free lesson
Mapping United States History
A New Nation
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Mapping World History
The Persian Wars
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The Idea of America
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Read our blog post,
 Iowa's Social Studies Day: What It Is and Why It Matters


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.

Contact Nicole to learn about materials for Iowa

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