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Iowa Social Studies Standards

Social Studies Standards

Members of the State Board of Education adopted new statewide social studies standards in May 2017 following an Iowa-led writing and review process that began more than a year ago.

Social Studies Update newsletter

Social Studies Update Newsletter

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Tools to design instruction that supports all students to meet Iowa Core expectations in social studies.

Understanding and Implementing the Standards

Planning for Delivery and Implementation

Applying Skills and Content


Tools to engage in assessment for learning and assessment of learning the Iowa Core in social studies.

Best Practices in Social Studies Assessment

Additional Social Studies Assessment Resources

Professional Development

Tools to use in professional development in social studies.

Professional Learning Resources

Self-Paced Professional Learning

Professional Learning Events