civics http://iowapublicradio.org en Teaching History to Kids Living in the Now http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teaching-history-kids-living-now <p>Social studies doesn't fall under the three Rs in education, and it shows. From school district to school district, the way that history, government, and world culture courses are taught varies dramatically.</p><p>Today on Talk of Iowa, we focus on civics education in our state, and talk with some extraordinary teachers.</p><p></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:18:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 41310 at http://iowapublicradio.org Teaching History to Kids Living in the Now Social Studies and Civics, Football Concussions and Athletics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/social-studies-and-civics-football-concussions-and-athletics <p>As students prepare for classes, the social studies classroom in Iowa’s public schools might be a little different than it was when you were in school. Today on River to River, we talk about the modern social studies classroom with the Iowa teacher that won a 2013 American Civic Education Teacher Award.&nbsp; And as high school football practices are starting, we talk with a coach that’s using new technology to assess concussions in athletes.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:23:42 +0000 Ben Stanton 27318 at http://iowapublicradio.org Social Studies and Civics, Football Concussions and Athletics