UNI Social Science Education Students Jacob Thiele and Mollie Ullestad worked with the UNI GeoTREE Center and the Geographic Alliance of Iowa to develop a series of story maps that were used to supplement 4th Grade lesson plans for teaching regional USA Geography. These story maps were utilized successfully in several classrooms at Orchard Hill, Southdale, and Hansen Elementary Schools in the Cedar Falls School District. 

The funding to develop these resources came from the Iowa Geographic Information Council Geomentoring mini-grant program. Please feel free to use these links for any purpose. Also included is a download for a short tutorial for developing story maps with the Knight Lab Story Maps. This tutorial was developed by Jacob Thiele. 


Western Region

Southwest Region

Midwest Region

Southeast Region

Northeast Region

Knight Lab Story Map Tutorial