University of Iowa

Keokuk Heritage Museum Engagement Strategies

An intern in Museum Studies will develop K-12 lesson plans that spotlight the historical significance of Keokuk in the scope of state and national history.  

Keokuk has several community cultural organizations including the Keokuk-Hamilton Dam Museum, the Samuel Miller House, the Lee County Historical Society, and the new Keokuk Heritage Museum.  Keokuk artifacts and architecture will be the primary sources that will become the foundation for lesson plans developed by a Museum Studies intern.  The lessons will be designed to specifically engage 7th - 12th grades and will align with the new Iowa Social Studies standards.  Lessons will explore Keokuk history through the themes of economics, government, and geography and will highlight the significant role played by Keokuk in the forming of the State of Iowa and its part in our national story.