ERIC Number: ED429892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Frese, Millie K., Ed.
Goldfinch, v20 n2 Win 1998
The "Goldfinch" is a magazine that introduces young children to different aspects of Iowa history. Each issue contains articles to provide in-depth knowledge of a topic about Iowa. The focus of this issue is "Iowa Festivals." Hard work, fun, and the opportunity to raise money for community projects are all a part of organizing a festival. The journal invites the reader/student to become a history detective and examine a variety of Iowa festivals by asking how they got started and what they mean. The magazine provides activities and projects for students. Each festival featured has Iowa roots and serves a purpose for the community in which it takes place. Articles included are: (1) "Iowa Festivals on Parade"; (2) "Food Festivals-Let's Eat!" (3) "Spring Into the Past"; (4)"Mesquakie Powwow Keeps Traditions Alive"; (5) "Festivals Put Iowa History on the Map"; (6) "Clowns, Soldiers, Explorers, & Bank Robbers: Iowa Celebrates People"; (7) "Hoboes Find a Home in Britt"; (8) "Art and Music Festivals Commemorate--and Inspire--Creative Iowans"; (9) "Nordic Fest"; and (10) "Iowa Festivals in Motion." (BT)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Involvement, Cultural Enrichment, Elementary Education, Local History, Social Studies, State History
Goldfinch, State Historical Society of Iowa, 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52240; Tel: 319-335-3916 (subscription: $10 for 4 issues).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Historical Society, Iowa City.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa