History Adventures Online – Underground Railroad

Join Abby and Sophie this week to learn about the Underground Railroad! Explore the lives of Harriet Tubman and Charlotta Pyles, who helped people escape slavery while living in Iowa. Click the image below to download a printable worksheet with activities that will let you dive deeper into this important history.

History Adventures Online – Eyes on the Sky

African American pilot Bessie Coleman said, “The air is the only place free from prejudice.” At the dawn of the 20th century, aviation was new to the world and pilots Bessie Coleman and William J. Powell used flying to dispel discrimination. Learn about these two pioneering aviators and explore the ideas of flight with a […]

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History Adventures Online – Chemistry Connections

In this week’s History Adventures program you’ll get to learn about George Washington Carver and his contributions to science. After the history lesson, Sophie and Abby will lead you through a hands-on chemistry activity: making homemade ice cream! Homemade Ice Cream Ingredients & Materials: 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup whipping cream (heavy cream) 1/4 cup […]

History Adventures Online – Super Soaked

Learn about Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker! After AAMI education interns Sophie and Abby lead a history lesson, they’ll show you how to make your own simple water sprayer using a plastic water bottle and a thumbtack*. After you learn about the science behind the Super Soaker, you’ll have a chance to have […]

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Here's part two of Jemar Lee's interview with LD Kidd! If you missed part one, be sure to check it out at the link below.Part One 👉🏾https://fb.watch/6cDyDcNmdF/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Local entrepreneur LD Kidd recently sat down with Jemar Lee to discuss his work. LD is the creator of 100% OVER RACISM, a clothing company that uses a portion of profits to support black owned businesses in Eastern Iowa. Part two of this interview will premier on our page this afternoon! ... See MoreSee Less
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Here's one more Throwback Thursday video! This recitation of a portion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "The Other America" was recorded last year by Dr. Simon Estes. Dr. Estes will return for this year's Juneteenth programming as part of a panel organized by Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. Visit bit.ly/2TBMFn3 to learn more and register to attend. ... See MoreSee Less
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