Iowa Public Television

 
Other K12 Event
Iowa Capitol Virtual Tour
Subject Area:
    Social Studies

This event is sponsored by the Iowa State Capitol Tour Guides.

Take an interactive virtual tour of the Iowa State Capitol via the ICN. In the session students explore the 118-year-old building from the rough-cut stone sub-basement to the golden dome. They are also exposed to the following:

  • A brief introduction to the functions of the three branches of Iowa's government and a view of where each branch does its work
  • A short lesson on the history of Iowa and its Statehouse
  • A chance to experience the classical architecture and original ornamentation of the Iowa State Capitol

Sessions are designed to be highly interactive so please work with students to prepare thoughtful, appropriate questions.

Confirmed registrants receive a teacher guide including a curriculum based on the Iowa State Capitol, as well as interactive worksheets, games and puzzles. In addition, This Old Statehouse DVD produced and provided by Iowa Public Television is now available for duplication through your local AEA.

Suggested Prerequisites:

Session Related Web sites:

  • Iowa General Assembly - Take a virtual tour of the capitol, learn about the three branches of government, and much more.
  • This Old Statehouse - A Web site created by Iowa Public Television devoted to the restoration of the Iowa State Capital.

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Notes:

Classroom Resources:

The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check the K-12 Classroom Television(www.iptv.org/k12catalog) Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

  • MY AMERICA (Grade Level: 1-6)
  • THE U.S. CONSTITUTION (Grade Level: Junior/Senior High)

Check out the Classroom Resources for additional materials prepared and compiled by IPTV K-12 Connections staff.

Only four 'interactive' sites will be scheduled for each session as these are very interactive. Videotaping is NOT available. Early registration is recommended.

Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa. If you are not employed by a school district or an AEA please register at library sites only.

Contact Person:
Joan Arnett

(515) 281-5591
joan.arnett@legis.state.ia.us
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
November 04, 2013
 Monday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, October 25, 2013
November 04, 2013
 Monday, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, October 25, 2013
November 18, 2013
 Monday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, November 8, 2013
November 18, 2013
 Monday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, November 8, 2013
December 02, 2013
 Monday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, November 22, 2013
December 02, 2013
 Monday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, November 22, 2013
February 24, 2014
 Monday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, February 14, 2014
February 24, 2014
 Monday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, February 14, 2014
March 24, 2014
 Monday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, March 14, 2014
March 24, 2014
 Monday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, March 14, 2014
March 31, 2014
 Monday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, March 21, 2014
March 31, 2014
 Monday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, March 21, 2014
April 07, 2014
 Monday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, March 28, 2014
April 07, 2014
 Monday, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Audience: Grades 4-6
Friday, March 28, 2014
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