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Coverage for grant ZR-256696-18

Teaching Iowa History
Cynthia Sweet, Iowa Museum Association, Inc.

Grant details:

Teaching Iowa History Receives National Recognition (Media Coverage)
Publication: Iowa PBS
Date: 3/23/2020
Abstract: Teaching Iowa History program was recognized by the American Alliance of Museums.

Teaching Iowa History: Techniques for Developing a Virtual Museum and Lesson Plan Database (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Rob Green
Publication: YouTube
Date: 8/1/2018
Abstract: Summer 2018 Practicum, Rob Green, MA, MLIS Gradute Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison Information School. 4 minute video on the development of the project and the website.

Iowa Museum Week is June 11-17 (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Margaret Spiegel
Publication: The Oskaloosa Herald (Oskaloosa, Iowa)
Date: 6/14/2018
Abstract: Newspaper article on Iowa Museum Week, the importance of museums, and the Teaching Iowa History project in which museums are sharing their collections for inclusion in lessons that will be available to Iowa's K-12 teachers.

IMA Teaching Iowa History Project (Media Coverage)
Publication: Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area Newsletter
Date: 7/3/2018
Abstract: The goal of the Iowa Museum Association's Teaching Iowa History Project is to inspire Iowa's educators to teach using Iowa history and primary sources, to connect Iowa's educators to the resources available at their nearby museum, to provide instructional resources necessary to meet the new Social Studies Standards, to raise awareness of the role of Iowa's museums as educators, and to encourage closer partnerships between schools and museums. IMA is seeking donations to support those who work in the museum industry and understand the importance of engagement and education. IMA is also continuing to seek primary sources and Iowa history stories to enhance the database of artifacts for lesson plans. If you have questions or wish to submit photographs of objects, photographs, or documents from your collection for lesson plan consideration, contact For More Info: Click Here [link to website]

"Relevant or Irrelevant" on KALA Radio (Media Coverage)
Date: 5/29/2020
Abstract: "Relevant or Irrelevant" on KALA Radio. Broadcast May 29, 2020. Cyndi Sweet, Executive Director of the Iowa Museum Association, talks with the "ROI" panelists about the Teaching Iowa History project.

"Relevant or Irrelevant" on KALA Radio (Media Coverage)
Date: 10/18/2022
Abstract: "Relevant or Irrelevant" on KALA radio invited Cynthia Sweet, Executive Director, Iowa Museum Association to return to their show a second time to provide an update on the Teaching Iowa History program and plans for the future. The program was recorded 10/18/2022 and will air 2/16/2023.