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All Resources for Educators

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

Indiana Close Up provides materials and a forum for Indiana citizens of all ages to learn about and participate in the democratic process through debate on selected contemporary issues related to the Indiana Constitution.  Consider holding a mock constitutional convention in your classroom.  Printed classroom sets of issue booklets and study guides are available while supplies last.  You can also print materials yourself: Download Indiana Close Up

You can also 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

ArtSmart: Indiana's Visual Arts and Artists 4th Grade Lesson Plans

Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans and Resources

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

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.



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. Digital versions may be accessed 24/7.

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 have been 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:

Other Indiana Historical Bureau Resources.

Other Indiana Historical Bureau Documents and Resources.

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

4th grade Morgan's Raid game produced by Ball State University

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

IUPUI Indiana Statehouse Public Art Project

The Indiana Association of Historians 2017 Call for Papers

Hoosier Women at Work Annual Conference, Papers, and Resources