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Lesson Plans

In order to facilitate civics education in the classroom, our office has prepared and collected the following lessons plans.  All lessons plans developed by our office conform to Indiana Academic Standards.  If you would like to share lessons plans with our office, please contact us!

Fourth Grade Lesson Plans

The Path to Statehood
An exploration of primary and secondary sources tracing the events that led to Indiana statehood.

Make Your Voice Heard
Students will gain an understanding of who their elected officials are and in what capacity they serve by exploring an issue that affects their lives.

Lessons on the Northwest Ordinance

This resource contains a scan of 9 lesson plans which detail Indiana's advancement to statehood through both primary and secondary sources. 

Lessons on the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 - Complete Scan

Lesson Plans From Our Partners

Additional lesson plans and civics education materials can be found on our 'Civics Resources' page.