Teacher Workshop - Resources for Educators

Each fall, Indiana's Historic Pathways hosts a teacher workshop to share ways that educators can teach students about Indiana's transportation history. The program is designed for 3rd and 4th grade teachers, but any interested K-12 teacher is welcome to attend. Sign up to receive information about our next teacher workshop.

 

Below is a list of resources for educators to use in the classroom. If you have resources you would like to share with other teachers, please email them to hsi@usi.edu and we will post it here.

 

Presentations from Teacher Workshops

Indiana Bicentennial by Perry Hammock
Southern Indiana and the Civil War by Dick Rumph
Native Americans - Mann Site to Angel Mounds by Mike Linderman
Forts of Southern Indiana by Richard Day
Roads and Bridges by Bob Williams

 

Early Transportation Maps

Canals
Early Transportation 1
Early Transportation 2
Early Transportation 3
Lincoln Family Route
Mississippi River Valley
Physiographic Regions
Railways: 1860
Railways: 1880
Railways: 1880 version 2
Rivers
Westward Movement

 

Articles

Travel in Indiana Long Ago Part I
Travel in Indiana Long Ago Part II
Travel in Indiana Long Ago Part III
The WPA Wagon
Threshing on the Farm
Morgan's Raid in Jackson County
The Old Grist Mill
Women and Their Homes Part I
Women of Their Homes Part II
Creating a Frontier War: Harrison, Prophetstown, and the War of 1812 - Patrick Bottiger, Ph.D. (PowerPoint slides)
‘Such a War…is Wholly out of the Question’ Planning, Funding and Decision Making in 1812 - Lisa R. Morales, Ph.D.
"America is Destined to Win! Congressional Debates in 1811 and the Strange Financial Reasoning behind the War of 1812" - Lisa R. Morales, Ph.D.
Lincoln in Spencer County
Lincoln: What We Know
Teacher Resources

 

Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities

Ethinic Background
A Little Bit of French, Anyone?
Conflict of Cultures: Indians & White Settlers
Early French Inhabitants of Indiana: Our Lost Legacy
Indian Pow Wow & Related Activities
Indians
Intentional German Communities in Indiana: Dubois & Spencer Counties
Life at a French Fur Trading Post
Native American Religious Beliefs
The Amish in Indiana
The French Connection
The French in Indiana

Significant Events
Cultures in Conflict: Indian Removal in Indiana
Indiana and the Civil War: Bingo Review Activity
The Civil War
The Pigeon Roost Massacre

Important Locations
A Visit to Indiana's First State Capital
Angel Site of Southwestern Indiana
Corydon, Indiana, 1813-1825
Historic Newburgh: A Local History Investigation
Historic Southern Indiana: A Cooperative Learning Assignment
Scott County History
Teaching County History: Dubois County, Indiana
The Staging of the Indiana Frontier
The Wabash and Erie Canal
Visiting George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

People of Interest
Abe Lincoln: An Atypical Hoosier Adolescent in a Typical Pioneer Community
Abraham Lincoln: The Early Indiana Years
Alice Earl of Lafayette
Francois Marie Bissot, Sieur De Vincennes, French Founder of Vincennes, Indiana
George Rogers Clark
Jonathan Jennings: Indiana's First Governor
Oliver P. Morton, Indiana's Civil War Governor
Pioneers
The Shakers
William Henry Harrison: The Acquisition of Indian Lands

Subjects of Note
A Seating Arrangement Designed to Stimulate Interest in Indiana History
Children and Money Management in the Mini-Economy
Early Pioneer History, Local and New Harmony
Foods of the Pioneer Family
Frontier Medicine
Grist Mills of Early America & Today
How May the United States Be Divided into Regions?
Indiana History Baseball
Indiana Underground Railroad Folklore: Western Route & Daviess County
Kids Involved with Indiana
Lesson Plans to Accompany Major's "The Bears of Blue River"
Owenite Education in New Harmony
Pioneer Day Activities
Pioneer Period of Southern Indiana
Reckonin' the Rectangular Surveying System
River Transportation
Role Playing with Children
Roman Catholic Schools in Indiana in the 19th Century
The Daily Life of Pioneers in Indiana
Using Projects to Teach Indiana History
Using Time Lines
Utopia on the Wabash: The Harmonie Society
Values in Time: Spring Mill Folklore
People of the Forest Coloring Book
Pioneer Westward Expansion Part 1
Pioneer Westward Expansion Part 2
The King's M&M's Part 1
The King's M&M's Part 2
Underground Railroad Activity
Indiana History Classroom Ideas from 2013 Teacher Panel