Timeline of Indiana History

Timeline of Indiana History
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Indiana State Guide

Lesson Plans by Lauren Ayube

Indiana is a state full of museums, historical colleges, and more! Take a trip with students as they learn all about this midwestern state. A state research project is the perfect summative activity for any U.S. Region, Geography class, or general research unit of study. Students will love learning about state landmarks, mottos, fun facts, history, and so much more! Research is an important skill for children to learn at a young age; it exposes students to expository text, gives them practice determining important information, and enhances note taking and presentation skills. Students will enjoy learning all about Indiana, and why it is such a great place to live and visit.


Indiana State Guide

Storyboard Description

Students will create a timeline of important events in the history of Indiana, from pre-statehood to modern day!

Storyboard Text

  • First Explorer
  • Indiana History
  • First Trading Post
  • In 1679, French explorer Robert de La Salle arrived in Indiana, followed by other explorers from Canada looking to trade fur.
  • The French and Indian War
  • In 1702, the first trading post to trade furs was established.
  • The British and the French went to war over the fur trade, which is known as the French and Indian War. The Native Americans and the French were allies, but lost against the British in 1763, making the land a part of the British Empire.
  • Becoming a State
  • Indiana was the 19th state to be admitted into statehood on December 11, 1816.
  • The Indy 500
  • On May 30, 1911, the very first Indianapolis 500 race took place. Driver Ray Harroun won the race in six hours, 42 minutes, and eight seconds.
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