Sep 05, 2018

Grant Wood AEA is offering year 2 State Social Studies Modules

Student in the classroom with a globe

These courses support the implementation of the Iowa Core Social Studies Standards. This is year two of a three-year state rollout plan to help teachers, coaches and administrators develop robust coherent social studies units that align with the standards. We are pleased to bring back Kim Heckart and Dominic Lannone as our lead teacher/presenters.


167900 GW - Putting the Iowa Core Social Studies Standards Together, Year 2 for Grades K-5
Section 1 in October or section 2 in February

167899 GW - Year Two Iowa Core Social Studies Standards for School Administrators (Presenters: Stefanie Wager, Iowa DE Social Studies Consultant and Carol Cassells, GWAEA curriculum consultant - social studies and science)

167901 GW - Putting the Iowa Core Social Studies Standards Together, Year 2 for Grades 6-12
Select section 1 in November or section 2 in February


Please note that Grant Wood AEA Professional Learning has a new registration procedure. It is helpful to know the course number (see below) as the GWAEA catalog includes offerings from all the AEAs across the state. How to register.


Iowa Department of Education September State Social Studies newsletter

See the following web links for additional information on these social studies curriculum offerings:

  • United States Senate Youth Program: Each year, Iowa selects two students to participate in this program. The students receive a $10,000 scholarship and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C.

For additional questions, contact Carol Cassells, GWAEA curriculum consultant- science and social studies.