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US Presidents – Abraham Lincoln

For Students 4th Standards
The 16th president of the United States was one of the strongest leaders in American history. After reading a brief passage on the honest president, young historians respond to 10 reading comprehsnion questions.
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Gary's Changing Face

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students investigate the history of Gary, Indiana by looking at its history, demographics and points of interest. They create a timeline of important events in the city's history.
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People and Places in Indiana's Underground Railroad

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use an Indiana map to explain why Indiana's geographic location was important to its role in the UGR. They experience personal stories and feelings of the people involved in UGR through role-play and literature.
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Forced Potawatomi Migration

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write about the forced Potawatomi migration. In this primary source instructional activity students are read journal entries from an emigrating party of Potawatomi Indians. Students reflect on the items the Indians might...
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Cause and Effect

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this cause and effect worksheet, learners read information about cause/effect, review signal words and read an article about Indiana weather and crops. Students then answer 3 related cause/effect questions.
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Columbus - Thanksgiving lesson plan

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students learn the history of Thanksgiving and Columbus Day, and they also create a "New World" mural in small groups.
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Corn: An A-Maizing Plant

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students research Earth science by participating in a food preparation activity. For this agriculture lesson, students discuss where corn comes from, how it used in modern day recipes and what the health benefits of the plant are....
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Poetry of Abraham Lincoln

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders analyze Abraham Lincoln's poems "The Bear Hunt" and "My Childhood's Home" for word choice and deeper inquiry into the vocabulary he uses to convey emotion. They identify rhyming words and patterns in these poems. ...
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Every Picture Tells a Story: The Great Depression

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Every picture really does tell a story. Start the day by reading select passages from Children of the Orphan Train and discussing your listeners' initial feelings. Then, pair a KWL with a YouTube video (attached here). Then, using these...
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State Quarter Game

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Investigate the 50 State Quarter's Program. Learners view and discuss the images on the Indiana state quarter, develop a list of questions about the states, conduct research to answer the questions, and play a game using the questions...
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The Battle of Corydon

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study the Battle of Corydon, its military leaders, and its influence on the town. In this Battle of Corydon lesson, 4th graders develop vocabulary needed to complete the lesson, listen as the teacher reads The Battle of...
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James Whitcomb Riley

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students describe James Whitcomb Riley's poems and identify the themes they portray. In this poetry lesson plan, students read the history of James Whitcomb Riley and read some of his poems.
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Medical Explorer

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
After reading a case study, pupils will explore possible diagnoses, assessment, and treatment plans. Finding the definitions to medical vocabulary and sorting through patient history, they will begin to understand the process of...
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Hoosier Artists

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students examine the paintings of various Indiana artists. Using the internet, they relate the landscapes shown to the history of the state and how it affected Native Americans. Using the information they gathered, they write story...
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Whitewater Canal State Historic Site: A Journey into the Past

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students examine the history of the Whitewater Canal Historic Site. They read and discuss an informational handout, define key vocabulary terms, and complete various math and science word problems.
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Madonna of the Trail and the National Road

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are introduced to historic roads and trails leading to Indiana, running through Indiana, and beyond.
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Lick Creek African-American Settlement

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the archaeological site of Lick Creek, Indiana. They discover the settlement of African-American settlers. They practice using new vocabulary as well.
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Who's a Hoosier?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the history of Hoosiers and define what a Hoosier is. In small groups they discuss any stories they know about the word Hoosier, then brainstorm and write a story about the word Hoosier. Each group shares their...
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Famous Hoosiers: Madam C.J. Walker

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils examine the role of women in Indiana history. They complete a pre-test and discuss the life and works of Madam C. J. Walker. They practice using new vocabulary as well.
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Lincoln and the Civil War

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students, in an ESL class, take a close look at Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War in preparation for their American Citizenship test. This increases their background knowledge of the united States as a basis for U.S. Citizenship.
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Water

For Teachers K - 8th
Students learn about the history of Indiana's water and understand how easily pollution can contaminate the water supply. They also learn how little fresh water we have and how important it is to protect it.
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Making the Connection With Quilts

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders engage in a lesson which integrates the study of the Underground Railroad in Indiana with a Language Arts unit on quilts. They write a book report on one of the quilt books read in class and design a quilt block for the...
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What is Prejudice?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars tell who Rosa Parks was and what she did to become famous and what state she did it in, and who Martin Luther King Jr. was, why he was important in history, and how we was connected with Rosa Parks.
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Bats Migrate South

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine the life of bats in Illinois. Using the internet, they research the history of the bat in Illinois and describe the way they find prey by using echolocation. They report their findings to the class and answer any...

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