The OSA Education & Public Outreach Program has been developing resources for K-12 educators and the general public for over 20 years.
- Archaeology is a highly interdisciplinary and engaging field of study. Teaching with archaeology can address common core standards in math, language arts, science, social studies, 21st century skills, and more. We've reviewed the Iowa Core Curriculum content areas and compiled a list of standards that educators can address with archaeology-related lessons.
- Several e-book compilations about various prehistoric and historic topics in Iowa Archaeology
OSA Information on Iowa's Archaeological Past: Under Construction!
- The Iowa's P.A.S.T. video series with accompanying teacher’s manual
- Discovering Archaeology: An Activity Guide for Educators.
- Crops of Ancient Iowa
- Archaeological Timeline
- Children's Literature with Archaeological Themes
- Children's Literature with Native American Themes
- Woodpecker Cave Site: Visiting a Prehistoric Rock Shelter
- Resources in PDF format for printing or online viewing
Iowa and the Midwest
- A Blast from Iowa's Past, developed by Charlotte Schumacher of Cody Elementary School in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, and based on resources presented at an OSA workshop held at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.
- Audio Tour for Fort Atkinson
- Explore features at a Late Archaic Site
- Iowa DNR Geological Survey
- Iowa Pathways
- Mini-Wakan State Park near Spirit Lake
- Minnesota Mapping Site
- Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center
- NPS: Effigy Mounds On-line Teachers' Guide
- Prairie Voices Curriculum
- About.com: Archaeology
- The Archaeology Channel
- Archaeology's Dig
- Frequently Asked Questions About a Career in Archaeology in the U.S.
- SAA: Education
- What is Archaeology?
The United States
- Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
- National Heritage Museum website
- NPS: Teacher Resources
- OLogy: The American Museum of Natural History's Science Website for Kids
- Project Archaeology