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Indiana Historical Bureau

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The Indiana Historical Bureau provides publications, programs, and other opportunities for Indiana citizens of all ages to learn and teach about the history of their communities, the state of Indiana, and their relationships to the nation and the world.  We are especially pleased to support educators in their efforts with resources listed below.

Lesson Plans

NEW! The Indiana Historian has been available as a digital download for some time, and now, you can download BROADSIDES, over 400 pages of primary source history materials and activities for Indiana history education.

Understanding and Using Primary and Secondary Sources

Use Historical Markers in the Classroom

Indiana Women in the Civil War 4th Grade Lesson Plan

Northwest Ordinance 4th Grade  Lesson Plan  

 

 

Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans and Resources 

Civil War Lesson Plans and Resources (See also Civil War Links and Resources)

Morgan's Raid game, produced by Ball State University.  Java-based game for 4th grade, appropriate for all audiences.  Includes an excellent curriculum guide.

Indiana Bibliographies, Timelines, and Documents

Teachers and Students can access a variety of resources for popular Indiana History Topics, including George Rogers Clark and State Emblems.  To browse all resources by topic, click here.

Bibliographies

Timelines

Formation of the Indiana Republican Party Infographic

Materials for Research

Research Checklist  This list of resources is the checklist IHB researchers use when starting a new research project.  Includes links to digital resources as well as national, state, and regional repositories.

Pointers for Research reviews the process of good research for students.

The Indiana Historian 16-page 2-color magazine devoted to one topic in Indiana history.  Written with a young audience in mind, and great for the classroom.  Paper copies are available, and digital versions may be accessed 24/7.

A variety of relevant books are available in our Book Shop.  Discounts are available for teachers (20%) and schools (25%).

Also Note: At one time, the Indiana Historical Bureau ran a press and produced a variety of pamphlets and books. Many of these out-of-print resources are no longer available elsewhere, and are in the process of being digitized and made available on the web. Hard copies of these resources, as well as the Bureau's research files are also available for review by appointment.

Other Indiana Educational Resources:

Indiana Supreme Court's Courts in the Classroom Program and Webcasts of court proceedings

Lesson Plans from the Indiana State Museum

The Indiana State Library

The Indiana State Archives and Friends of the Indiana State Archives 

National Parks Service Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary for Indianapolis

University of Southern Indiana's Educator Resources

IUPUI Indiana Statehouse Public Art Project