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					                               Indiana WebQuest
Grade Levels: 4, 11, and 12
Indiana in the Nation and the World (Grade 4), United States History (Grade 11), and
United States Government (Grade (12)

Time Required: two or three 45-minute class periods (depending upon grade level)

Lesson Summary:
Students will participate in a WebQuest searching for information on the fascinating
State of Indiana.

Objectives:
      Indiana in the Nation and the World (Grade 4)
             Civics and Government 4.2.4
             Functions of Government: Identify major state offices, the duties and powers
             associated with them, and how they are chosen, such as by election or
             appointment.

              Geography 4.3.3
              Places and Regions: Locate Indiana on a map as one of the 50 United States.
              Identify and describe the location of the state capital, major cities and rivers
              in Indiana, and place these on a blank map of the state.

              Geography 4.3.4
              Places and Regions: Map and describe the physical regions of Indiana and
              identify major natural resources and crop regions.

              Geography 4.3.6
              Physical Systems: Describe Indiana's landforms (lithosphere), water features
              (hydrosphere), and plants and animals (biosphere).

              Economics 4.4.1
              Give examples of the kinds of goods and services produced in Indiana in different
              historical periods.

       United States History (Grade 11)
              USH.8.5
              Describe social, economic and political issues and how they impact individuals
              and organizations.


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                USH.9.5
                Use technology in the process of conducting historical research and in the
                presentation of the products of historical research and current events.

         United States Government (Grade 12)
                USG.3.16
                Explain the organization of state and local governments in Indiana
                and analyze how they affect the lives of citizens.

                                              BINARY PAIDEIA
               United States                                                        Indiana
            Federal Government                Politeia/Regime                  State Government

                 President,                                                 Governor of Indiana,
                 Congress,                   Politeuma/Ruling                 Indiana General
               Supreme Court                       Class                   Assembly, and Supreme
                                                                              Court of Indiana
              The Declaration
             of Independence,             Paideia/What makes a                   Constitution
             The Constitution,            society what it is                         of the
             The Bill of Rights                                                 State of Indiana

                  Liberty,                                                          Liberty,
                 Industry,                  Virtue/ The highest                    Industry,
               Responsibility,               moral excellence                    Responsibility,
               and Patriotism                                                    and Patriotism


Key Terms:
Indiana                  n.   U.S. State admitted to the Union on December 11, 1816.
landforms                n.   a natural feature of a land surface
natural resources        n.   industrial materials and capacities supplied by nature
agricultural             n.   animals, plants, fungi and other life forms used for food, fiber, and
products                      other products
industrial products      n.   products resulting from manufacturing, mining, and utilities
                              an official elected or appointed to act as ruler, chief executive, or
Governor                 n.   nominal head
                              of a political unit
General Assembly         n.   a legislative assembly; especially : a United States state legislature
Supreme Court            n.   the highest judicial tribunal in a political unit (as a nation or state)
                              the largest territorial division for local government within a state
county                   n.
                              of the United States
Mayor                    n.   an official elected as chief executive of a city or town
                              a usually large or important municipality in the United States
city                     n.   governed under
                              a charter granted by the state
                         n.   a compactly settled area usually larger than a village but smaller than
town
                              a city



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Course Descriptions for Teachers:
Indiana in the Nation and the World (Grade 4)
       Students in Grade 4 study Indiana and its relationships to regional, national, and world
       communities, including the influence of physical and cultural environments on the state’s
       growth and development and principles and practices of citizenship and government in
       Indiana.

United States History (Grade 11)
       After reviewing fundamental themes in the early development of the nation, students
       study the key events, people, groups, and movements in the late nineteenth, the twentieth,
       and early twenty-first centuries as they relate to life in Indiana and the United States.

United States Government (Grade 12)
       This course provides a framework for understanding the purposes, principles, and
       practices of American government as established by the United States Constitution.
       Students are expected to understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens and how
       to exercise these rights and responsibilities in local, state, and national government.

Anticipatory Set:
Quiz students over a few of the more obscure items from the appropriate grade level Indiana
WebQuest worksheets to see how much they already know about Indiana. Tell students that they
will be participating in an Indiana WebQuest to learn more about the State of Indiana and to
better prepare them to study Indiana in the Nation and the World (Grade 4), United States
History (Grade 11), and United States Government (Grade 12).

Do Now Activity:
Tell students that a WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the
information that they will be working with comes from the web. Give each student a copy of the
appropriate grade level Indiana WebQuest worksheet and discuss how they should conduct their
research. Resource Websites may be provided for students in Grade 4.

Procedures:
      Days 1-3:
         o Allow students up to three days to complete their Indiana WebQuests and
             Indiana Maps.
         o Teachers should circulate through the classroom and guide students to
             appropriate websites as necessary.
         o Teachers may provide help identifying cities, bodies of water, and bordering
             states on the Indiana Map.

Homework:
The WebQuest will be completed as an in-class activity utilizing a Computer Lab.

Assessment:
Indiana WebQuest answers will be graded. Point totals are as follows:
Grade 4:     40 points possible (20 for worksheet, 20 for map)
High School: 60 points possible (40 for worksheet, 20 for map)




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Extension:
Once students have completed the Indiana WebQuest, they will be better prepared to continue
their study of Indiana in the Nation and the World (Grade 4), United States History (Grade 11),
and United States Government (Grade 12).

Resources: (provided for Grade 4 students only)
http://www.50states.com/bio/indiana.htm
http://www.50states.com/facts/indiana.htm
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/state/indiana.html
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/indiana/
http://www.in.gov/gov/2635.htm

Author of Lesson:
Susan J. Zipperle
Social Studies Department
Washington High School
608 E. Walnut St.
Washington, IN 47501




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                           Indiana WebQuest
                                Grade 4
1. Date of Statehood: __________________________________________________

2. United States Postal Service Abbreviation: _______________________________

3. The name Indiana means: ____________________________________________

4. State Nickname: ____________________________________________________

5. State Motto: _______________________________________________________

6. State Bird: ________________________________________________________

7. State Flower: ______________________________________________________

8. State Tree: ________________________________________________________

9. State Song: ________________________________________________________

10. Capital City: _______________________________________________________

11. First Capital of Indiana: ______________________________________________

12. Three Largest Cities: ________________________________________________

13. Number of Counties: ________________________________________________

14. Land Area (in square miles): __________________________________________

15. Population: ________________________________________________________

16. Natural Resources: __________________________________________________

17. Agricultural Products: _______________________________________________

18. Industrial Products: _________________________________________________

19. Governor: ________________________________________________________

20. Mayor of Washington, IN: ___________________________________________


   Complete the attached map, labeling cities, bodies of water, and bordering states.



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                           Indiana WebQuest
                          Grade 4 – Answer Key
1. Date of Statehood: December 11, 1816 (19th State)

2. United States Postal Service Abbreviation: IN

3. The name Indiana means: “Land of the Indians”

4. State Nickname: Hoosier State

5. State Motto: The Crossroads of America

6. State Bird: Cardinal

7. State Flower: Peony

8. State Tree: Tulip Tree, Yellow Poplar

9. State Song: “On the Banks of the Wabash”

10. Capital City: Indianapolis

11. First Capital of Indiana: Corydon

12. Three Largest Cities: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville

13. Number of Counties: 92

14. Land Area (in square miles): 36,418

15. Population: 6,483,802 (2010 Census)

16. Natural Resources: farm land, timber, natural gas, oil, rivers, coal

17. Agricultural Products: corn for grain, soybeans, hogs, dairy products, chicken eggs

18. Industrial Products: transportation equipment, steel, , coal, limestone, gypsum

19. Governor: Mitch Daniels

20. Mayor of Washington, IN: Larry Haag


Complete the attached Indiana Map, labeling cities, bodies of water, and bordering states.



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                           Indiana WebQuest
                              High School
1. Date of Statehood: __________________________________________________

2. United States Postal Service Abbreviation: _______________________________

3. The name Indiana means: ____________________________________________

4. State Nickname: ____________________________________________________

5. State Motto: _______________________________________________________

6. State Bird: ________________________________________________________

7. State Flower: ______________________________________________________

8. State Tree: ________________________________________________________

9. State Song: ________________________________________________________

10. Capital City: _______________________________________________________

11. First State Capital: __________________________________________________

12. Three Largest Cities: ________________________________________________

13. Number of Counties: ________________________________________________

14. Land Area (in square miles): __________________________________________

15. Population: ________________________________________________________

16. Natural Resources: __________________________________________________

17. Agricultural Products: _______________________________________________

18. Industrial Products: _________________________________________________

19. Governor: _________________________________________________________

20. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: ____________________________________

21. Name of the Legislative Branch: _______________________________________

22. Number of State Senate Districts: ______________________________________

23. Senate District 48 Representative: ______________________________________

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24. Number of State House Districts: ______________________________________

25. House District 45 Representative: ______________________________________

26. House District 63 Representative: ______________________________________

27. House District 64 Representative: ______________________________________

28. Daviess County is named after: ________________________________________

29. Mayor of Washington, IN: ____________________________________________

30. Population of Washington, IN: ________________________________________

31. List five famous Hoosiers and why they are famous.

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________


32. List five items of little-known trivia about Indiana.

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________



Complete the attached Indiana Map, labeling cities, bodies of water, and bordering states.




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                        Indiana WebQuest
                     High School - Answer Key
1. Date of Statehood: December 11, 1816 (19th State)

2. United States Postal Service Abbreviation: IN

3. The name Indiana means: “Land of the Indians”

4. State Nickname: Hoosier State

5. State Motto: The Crossroads of America

6. State Bird: Cardinal

7. State Flower: Peony

8. State Tree: Tulip Tree, Yellow Poplar

9. State Song: “On the Banks of the Wabash”

10. Capital City: Indianapolis

11. First Capital of Indiana: Corydon

12. Three Largest Cities: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville

13. Number of Counties: 92

14. Land Area (in square miles): 36,418

15. Population: 6,483,802 (2010 Census)

16. Natural Resources: farm land, timber, natural gas, oil, rivers, coal

17. Agricultural Products: corn for grain, soybeans, hogs, dairy products, chicken eggs

18. Industrial Products: transportation equipment, steel, , coal, limestone, gypsum

19. Governor: Mitch Daniels

20. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Randall T. Shepard

21. Name of the Legislative Branch: General Assembly

22. Number of State Senate Districts: 50

23. Senate District 48 Representative: Lindel Hume

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24. Number of State House Districts: 100

25. House District 45 Representative: Bruce Borders

26. House District 63 Representative: Mark Messmer

27. House District 64 Representative: Kreg Battles

28. Daviess County is named after: Joseph Hamilton Daviess (Battle of Tippecanoe)

29. Mayor of Washington, IN: Larry Haag

30. Population of Washington, IN: 11,380 (2000 Census)

31. List five famous Hoosiers, and why they are famous.

          Answers will vary.____________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________


32. List five items of little-known trivia about Indiana.

          Answers will vary.____________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________

          ___________________________________________________________



Complete the attached Indiana Map, labeling cities, bodies of water, and bordering states.




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                                  Indiana Map
Label the cities, bodies of water, bordering states, and other features on the map.




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Word Bank: (provided for Grade 4 students only)
       Bloomington                    Kentucky
                                                                                          Ohio River
        Evansville                     Kokomo
                                                                                          South Bend
       Fort Wayne                     Lafayette
                                                                                          Terre Haute
           Gary                     Lake Michigan
                                                                                           Vincennes
          Illinois                    Michigan
                                                                                         Wabash River
       Indianapolis                    Muncie
                                                                                         White River
      Kankakee River                     Ohio




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                    Indiana Map (Answer Key)
Label the cities, bodies of water, bordering states, and other features on the map.




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