Lesson Plans

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Designed for students in grades two through 12, these lesson plans introduce basic immigration concepts and study cultural diversity in Indiana. 

Elementary School, Intermediate/Middle School
and High School

Advertising Campaign to Attract New Citizens 

Community Festivals and Events 

Word Un-scrambler 

Elementary School

Holiday Celebrations 

Family Tree 

Family Food Favorites

Getting Here From There

Teacher Resources for Casper and Catherine Move to America: An Immigrant Family's Adventures, 1849-1850

Intermediate/Middle School and High School

Worth a Thousand Words

International Food

Teacher's Guide for Indianapolis: A City of Immigrants

Indianapolis: A City of Immigrants booklet (pdf format)

Indianapolis: A City of Immigrants booklet request (pdf format)

Indianapolis: A City of Immigrants teacher survey (pdf format)

High School

Tough Decisions

Put It in Print

Common Knowledge 

Roll the Dice 

Community and Family History 

They Are Not Like Us

Other Classroom Resources

IHS Traveling Exhibit
Reserve "Who Do You Think You Are?" a traveling exhibit related to Indiana immigration and ethnic heritage. Exhibit details.