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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

Legacy Projects > Indiana History Boxes, Eastern Greene Elementary Indiana History Boxes, Eastern Greene Elementary

At Eastern Greene Elementary, students in Mandy Buskirk’s classroom are creating Indiana History Boxes. Students will pick a different topic about a place, person or event in Indiana history. They will then research their topic and decorate a box with pictures, objects and facts about their topic. They will present information about their box on December 9 during the school’s Bicentennial celebration.

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator Mandy Buskirk

What do you consider the key accomplishment of your Legacy Project?

  • The 4th grade students were able to share their love and knowledge of Indiana history with the staff and students at Eastern Greene Elementary.

Describe a highlight or most memorable moment related to your Legacy Project.

  • The students each picked a topic related to Indiana History. (People from Indiana, Events in Indiana History, Places in Indiana, Inventions from Indiana...) Then the students created parade floats using boxes to celebrate their topic. On the Friday before Indiana's birthday the students displayed and explained their parade floats for students and staff members to view.

How/where are you preserving information and artifacts related to your Legacy Project?

  • We have a Bicentennial Wall in our school. We started the year with a mural of places in Indiana. We have added pictures, postcards, and brochures to the wall. Now we are adding our Legacy Projects with pictures, info, and the seal to our Bicentennial Wall. We are also in the process of creating a page on our school website.

Estimated total attendance.

  • 200

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