Classroom Resources

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Indiana in 1816 map - color

paper 11'" x 17"/$6.00/Order No. 6012

Paper outline maps

State of Indiana with counties and

State of Indiana with counties and rivers

paper 8 1/2" x 11"/ OUT OF PRINT (Download Available)

Vinyl outline maps

Write-on/wipe-off map of Indiana showing counties and rivers are available for class, home, or office.

large vinyl 36" x 48" with grommets for hanging

$15.00/Order No. 6016

This large wall hanging map is wonderful for classroom projects.

State Seal

1.5" / $0.50 / Order No. 6105

3" / $0.75 / Order No. 6106

7" / $2.50 / Order No. 6107 

12" /  Special Order Only / Order No. 6108


Emblems of the State of Indiana

Contains all of the above with relevant legislation, plus the state poem, song with music, stone, and George Rogers Clark Day legislation. The text may be found on the Historical Bureau Web site.

paper 16 pp. reprint 1991/ OUT OF PRINT (Download Available) 

Postcards with Indiana State Emblems Seal of State of Indiana

Seal of State of Indiana

The Indiana State Seal, a needlepoint piece totaling more than a half-million stitches, was created by Hoosier members of the Embroiderer's Guild of America as a bicentennial gift to the Indiana State Museum.

Postcard $.50
Order No. 6409

Indiana State Tree

The tulip tree, Liriodendron Tulipifera, was adopted as the state tree by an act of the Indiana General Assembly on March 3, 1931. Attaining average heights of 80'-120', it was once the monarch of the great forests that covered Indiana in pioneer times. The tulip tree is now used in landscaping for its shape, size, and distinctive bell-shaped yellow blossoms. Its white wood is used for furniture, toys, and musical instruments.

Postcard $.50
Order No. 6411

Indiana State Bird

The cardinal, (Richmondena Cardinalis Cardinalis), was adopted as the state bird by an act of the General Assembly on March 9, 1933. The male is bright red with a black face and a red bill. The female is a buff-brown with tinges of red on wings and tail. A year long resident of Indiana, the cardinal's rich and cheery voice may be heard in any season. They nest in thickets of brambles or low saplings. The eggs, 2 to 4, are pale bluish-green with brown markings.

Postcard $.50
Order No. 6412

Research Help

Pointers for Research

Hints and instructions for research in a variety of settings and situations, using various types of resources.

paper 8 pp. 1997/$.50/Order No. 6066

Old Schoolhouse Gang: Some Guidelines for School Oral History Projects

Southside Elementary School

How to collect and preserve local history using oral interviews.

paper 16 pp. 1990/$.50/Order No. 6037 

Folklore in the Classroom Workbook


Contains content essays by professional folklorists and reproducible exercises for each chapter:

Introducing Folklore

Defining Folklore, Folklore Genres, Finding Folklore, The Folk Culture Approach: Putting Folklore in Context

Folklore and Subject Areas

Folklore, English, and Language Arts, Folklore, History, and Social Studies, Folklore in Domestic Life, Using Folklore to Teach Mathematics and Science

Folklore and Issues in Education

Making Sense Out of Contemporary Phenomena, Using Local Resources, Cultural Diversity and Folklore

Among the appendices is a handbook on preservation basics: "So, You Want to Preserve History?--Some Things You Should Know."

3-hole punched; sections separately paged; reprint 1997 (1985)
ISBN 1-885323-51-4/$10.75 Order No. 4019

History Resources

BROADSIDES: Indiana, the Early Years

Dani B. Pfaff


BROADSIDES makes reproductions of primary source materials from Indiana history available for students and teachers to use across the curriculum.

The Resource Guide provides introductions to the period and the subjects covered, including document introductions, activities, maps, timelines, reference materials, various finding aids to help match subject areas with the documents, and two supplemental related documents for each of the twenty-five packet documents.

Document packets each consist of five document reproductions (two views each) and two supplementary sheets in an envelope.

The Indiana Historian has been available as a digital download for some time, and now, you can download BROADSIDES!  Click the links below to download this resource (there are 9 files total).  

Resource Guide/3 hole punched 424 pp. 1987 

Download a digital copy:  Teacher Resource GuideSupplemental Materials, Maps, and Finding Aids 

ISBN 1-885323-50-6/$8.50/Order No. 4006

Document Packets

paper 1987/$.75

Commerce, Trade, and Agriculture
(Order No. 6004)   Download a digital copy

Daily Life
(Order No. 6005)  Download a digital copy

(Order No. 6006)  Download a digital copy

(Order No. 6007)  Download a digital copy

Transportation and Communication
(Order No. 6008)  Download a digital copy

Document Packet Set

Includes one of each of the five packets.

paper 5 packets 1987/$3.00
Order No. 6009


The Word "Hoosier"

History and theories of the derivations of Indiana's nickname.

paper 2 pp. revised 1984/ OUT OF PRINT (Download Available or Read a digital copy)  

Indiana's Road to Statehood

Hubert H. Hawkins, comp

Text of documents important to Indiana statehood.

paper 95 pp. reprint 1997 (1969)/ISBN 1-885323-53-0/$3.50
Order No. 6031 

Indiana's Pioneer Heritage and the End of the Twentieth Century

James H. Madison

Considers Indiana's beginnings and those who created it.

paper 8 pp. 1996/$.50/Order No. 6070  

Read a digital copy

Historic Iron Bridges of Indiana

Joseph Saldibar III.

The history, truss types, and photographs of Indiana iron bridges.

paper 8 pp. 1999/ISSN 0019-6649/$.50/Order No. 6074

Covered Bridges in Indiana

Details truss types, photographs, information about numbers of bridges now and in the past. List of existing covered bridges by county.

paper 8 pp. 1998 /ISSN 0019-6649 /$.50/Order No. 6072

Indiana Barns

Images and text describing the many types of barns found in Indiana.

paper 8 pp. 2001/ISSN 0019-6649/$.50/Order No. 8031

Related Issues of The Indiana Historian

paper/ISSN 1071-3301/$1.00 (1-19 copies); $.30 (20 or more copies)

List of all Indiana Historians grouped by topic (many of these issues are on the Web site).

Unlocking the Past--You Hold the Key

Introduction to research in local history with examples and checklist.

paper 16 pp. 1993/$1.00 or $.30 each if 20 or more of any title purchased
Order No. 7019 E-mail the Indiana Historical Bureau with questions or your order.

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