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ERIC Number: ED306171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Des Moines.
Gore, Deborah, Ed.
Goldfinch, v10 n2 Nov 1988
This document, intended for elementary students, contains articles and activities designed to acquaint young people with the history of Des Moines, Iowa. The articles are short, and new or difficult words are highlighted and defined for young readers. "The Raccoon River Indian Agency" discusses the archeological exploration of the indian settlements and forts that facilitated the founding of the city. "Capital City" chronicles the movement of Iowa's capital as the state matured from territory to statehood and "Des Moines Timeline" lists significant events from 1843-1988. "Terrace Hill" describes the history of a nineteenth century mansion that has become the official governor's residence. "Booming Business" explores the growth of business and the development of Des Moines into a major business center. "The Wonder Years" traces the city's growth since the turn of the century, including a population chart, questions for children, and a "Skywalk Maze Game" that challenges children to find their way around a map of downtown. "Des Moines' Immigrants: Today and Yesterday" discusses immigration in general and relates the experience of a Cambodian refugee who settled in the city. "The Roadside Settlement House" describes how charities helped immigrants settle in a new city. "Sister Cities" discuses the establishment of Des Moines' sister cities in China, Japan, Mexico, and France. The journal includes a Des Moines crossword puzzle, city trivia, a BASIC computer program, lists of places to visit, and books to read about the city. (GEA)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa (Des Moines)