INDIANA FACTS WORKSHEET

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History

Here are some websites to help with your research in this section:

http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/kids/funfacts/indi
ana.html
http://www.in.gov/2029.htm
http://www.50states.com/flag/inflag.htm
http://www.theus50.com/indiana/history.shtml
http://www.centerforhistory.org/indiana_history_main1.h
tml
http://www.indianahistory.org/Library/notable.html
http://www.lakenetnwi.org/member/forkids/history.htm


      Who were the first settlers in Indiana?
      What happened to them?
      When did Indiana officially become a state?
      What is the meaning behind the state flag?
      Locate a picture of the flag. (Hint: This is a good image to use for your book.)
       List the website where you found that picture:
      Who were two major figures in Indiana history? Why were they so important?


Census Facts

Here are some websites to help with your research in this section:

http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/kids/funfacts/indi
ana.html
http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/profiles.asp?id=2&page_pa
th=Area%20Profiles&path_id=11&menu_level=smenu1&panel_n
umber=1
http://www.theus50.com/indiana/cities.php

      What is the current population of Indiana?
      What percent is urban? Rural?
      What is the capital of Indiana? Where in the state is it located?


Fun Facts
Here are some websites to help with your research in this section:

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/in
http://www.indianahistory.org/pop_hist/people/whatis.ht
ml#Hoosier
http://factfinder.census.gov/home/en/kids/funfacts/indi
ana.html
http://www.50states.com/songs/indiana.htm
http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/indiana.html


      What is the state nickname?
      State flower?
      State song?
      State bird?
      What number state is Indiana?
      What is a Hoosier?


Geography/Climate

Here are some websites to help with your research in this section:

http://www.in.gov/2029.htm
http://banksofthewabash.org/aboutus.html (map)
http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstat
es/in.htm
      What kind of climate is present in Indiana?
      Do we have all four seasons?
      What types of geographical features can be found in Indiana (i.e. mountains,
       lakes, etc.) List three and their location in the state.


Government

Here are some websites to help with your research in this section:

http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/www/ihb/resources/constit
utions.html
http://www.in.gov/democracy.htm
      What are the three branches of Indiana state government?
      What are the major responsibilities of each branch of government?
      What are four major state offices? Who currently holds each office?
      How are people chosen for these offices in the state of Indiana?


Regional Data (Lake County)

Here are some websites to help with your research in this section:

http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/profiles.asp?scope_choice
=a&county_changer=18089&button1=Get+Profile&id=2&page_p
ath=Area+Profiles&path_id=11&menu_level=smenu1&panel_nu
mber=1
http://www.alllake.org/

      What is the population of Lake County?
      What is the population of Hammond?
      What are the 4 largest-population cities in Indiana? Where are they located?
      What are four things to do as listed on the Lake County Tourism site?

				
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