An accompaning teacher's guide, Iowa's P.A.S.T.: A Classroom Manual for the Video Series by Julianne Loy Hoyer, has been updated and enlarged to assist educators in introducing students to Iowa prehistory through the videos. The guide is primarily intended for use with the Basic series, but may be used with the Advanced videos. Iowa's P.A.S.T.: A Classroom Manual for the Video Series can be ordered from the University of Iowa, Publications Order Department.
A companion text, Discovering Archaeology: An Activity Guide for Educators by Shirley J. Schermer, provides an excellent introduction to the science of archaeology along with ten activities teachers can incorporate into units on prehistory. Discovering Archaeolgy can be ordered from the University of Iowa, Publications Order Department.
Available in both BASIC (Elementary and Middle School Use) and ADVANCED (High School and Adult Use) versions
THE EARLY IOWANS - The earliest hunting peoples of the state came in pursuit of mammoth late in the Ice Age. Where did they come from?
THE HOPEWELL CULTURE - Early mound builders of southeastern Iowa participated in a widespread religion which encompassed much of the eastern United States 2000 years ago.
THE IOWA EFFIGY MOUNDS - Curious animal-shaped mounds in northeast Iowa have captivated people's imagination for over a century. Learn who built them, when, and why.
EARTHLODGE BUILDERS AT GLENWOOD - The houses built by these southwest Iowa people resemble the houses built by the historic Mandan and Hidatsa tribes.
NORTHWEST IOWA FARMERS - Two different farming groups who lived about 1000 years ago are compared showing that neighboring groups are not always alike.
ANCESTORS OF THE IOWAY - The state is named for the Ioway. Who are they and where did they originate?
THE MESQUAKIE INDIANS - Everyone has heard of Keokuk, Poweshiek, and Black Hawk, but how do they fit into the history of the Mesquakie Indians living in central Iowa near Tama?
THE ANCIENT SITE AT CHEROKEE - What happens on a dig? How do archaeologists work and what do they find? Learn from Iowa's oldest excavated site.
PRESERVING IOWA'S PAST - Sadly, Iowa's prehistoric sites are rapidly being destroyed by modern civilization. Learn what can be done about this problem.
ARCHAEOLOGY AND YOU - Thousands of people across the country are involved in archaeology. Learn how you can aid in the study and preservation of the past, either as a hobby or a career.
Iowa's P.A.S.T. (Programming Archaeology for School Teachers) was made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and The University of Iowa Video Production Fund. Instructional materials were prepared by the Office of the State Archaeologist in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Education.
You can order the IOWA'S P.A.S.T. Video Series from the Office of the State Archaeologist 319-384-0734
Please send your check or purchase order (payable to
the Office of the State Archaeologist) to:
BASIC VIDEOS (Elementary and Middle School Use) - VHS* format
THE EARLY IOWANS (19 minutes), $15.00 each
COMPLETE SET WITH TEACHER'S GUIDE, $145.00 each
ADVANCED VIDEOS (High School and Adult Use) - VHS* format
THE EARLY IOWANS (32 minutes), $25.00 each
COMPLETE SET OF ADVANCED VIDEOS (without the Teachers Guide), $180.00 each
* PRICES INCLUDE MAILING COSTS. Super VHS and 3/4 inch tape format available upon request. Please call for current price information. Prices are subject to change without notice. Copyright restrictions do NOT apply.
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