© 2001-2005 Silos
and Smokestacks National Heritage Area. All rights reserved.
Made possible by a grant from the R. J. McElroy Trust
Many thanks to the individuals and organizations who granted permission
to use photos, maps, drawings, illustrations and graphics to enhance
Production team members included:
Interactive Internet-Delivered Training, L.L.C.
Web Developer - Nicholle Stone
Graphic Designer - Jayne Z. Curtis
Instructional Designer - Joan M. Vandervelde
Instructional Designer - Dr. Lynn E. Nielsen
CampSilos is an educational Web site focusing on the development
of American agriculture. Targeting students in grades 4-8, the site
provides online educational material related to the natural prairie,
pioneer farm life, early agricultural technology, the story of corn
from its early Indian origins to the present, and 21st century technological
advances including applications of GPS and biotechnology.
Using cutting-edge technology, student activities and teacher lesson
plans feature such diverse activities as virtual field trips, mystery
photos, group games, problem-based activities, primary source materials,
scavenger hunt and history detective research using online resources
and links to national standards. Students can even watch the birth
of baby pigs!
How to Use This Web Site
The site is structured around four thematic modules: Exploring the
Prairie, Pioneer Farming, The Story of Corn and Farming Today and
Tomorrow. Teachers and students can access information in several
The four modules are listed on the left of each screen. Each module
is organized around three sections: student pages, teacher pages,
and teaching/learning resources.
For each module, the student pages provide individual and group
activities linked to the resource pages. In addition, all student
pages include links at the top and bottom of each page to all other
activity pages in the module.
The teacher pages for each module are linked to national standards
and include goals and objectives, lesson plans for each student
activity page and links to teaching/learning resources.
A site map and search feature are also linked from each student
and teacher page. Clicking on site map link will take the user to
the appropriate activity, lesson plan, or resource Web page. Educators
may find it beneficial to print the site map to include in their
lesson plan book for easy access when seeking Web-based resources
for teaching units.
Internet Citation Formats
Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area (2001, June 10) CampSilos.
Retrieved Month Day, Year from the
World Wide Web: http://campsilos.org/
Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area. CampSilos.
10 June 2001.
Day Month Year Accessed <http://campsilos.org/>.
Silos and Smokestacks
National Heritage Area
Post Office Box 2845
Waterloo, Iowa 50704-2845
Voice: (319) 234-4567
FAX: (319) 234-8228
Last Updated: February 7, 2002
Pages created: June 10, 2001