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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Historic Southern Indiana to sponsor teacher workshop October 4

Contact for more information:
Brandi Schwartz
Marketing Coordinator
Outreach & Engagement
USI's Historic Southern Indiana and Indiana's Historic Pathways will sponsor "Getting from Here to There: The Story of Southern Indiana's Transportation Routes," a workshop for teachers, on Tuesday, October 4 at the Paoli Community Center in Paoli, Indiana.

Participants will discover innovative ways to tell the story of community, early settlement, and westward migration using Indiana's teaching standards. Topics will include railroad history, steamboats, Native Americans, the Buffalo Trace, and the Underground Railroad. The workshop is aimed at third and fourth grade teachers, but anyone may attend.

Click here for additional information, including a complete workshop agenda.

Registration is $20 and includes lunch and teaching materials. Teachers will also receive a box of items representing the history of communities along the byway to use in hands-on lessons with their students.

To register, contact USI's Division of Outreach and Engagement at 812/464-1989 or 800/467-8600. Registration can also be completed online at with course number HSI9350. The registration deadline is Friday, September 30.

Historic Southern Indiana, an outreach and engagement project of USI, was created in 1986 to serve the southernmost 26 counties of Indiana. Its goals are to identify, preserve, protect, enhance, and promote the historical, natural, and recreational resources of the region. It seeks to implement those goals through programs in historic preservation, history education, heritage tourism, community development, and scenic byways. Its office is a part of the Division of Outreach and Engagement.

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