Publications for Classrooms
Indiana Landmarks offers several special publications to help teachers with lessons on historic architecture. Some are available as downloadable PDFs (requires Adobe Acrobat). To request copies of a publication, contact Suzanne Stanis at 317-639-4534, 800-450-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bartholomew County African American School Curriculum (522k PDF)
While the book focuses on African Americans in Bartholomew County, the book is designed for use throughout the state of Indiana. The curriculum provides activities and lessons useful in building positive links between people of a diverse society and multi-faceted culture. The book offers background information on African American history in Indiana, activities that represent various learning styles, plus games, stories, rhymes, and music to reflect the past while engaging today’s children. The curriculum is targeted toward fourth grade students, but may be adapted for several grade levels.
Historic House Research Handbook (566k PDF)
Ideal for older students engaged in site-specific research, the eight-page publication describes the process and sources useful in tracking down the history of a house.
My Downtown Diary
Designed to complement our Indianapolis walking tours for students, the workbook includes activities, puzzles, and games to highlight the history of Indiana’s capital city and reinforce the tour experience.
On the Street Where You Live: Be a Building Watcher (184k PDF)
Line drawings and descriptions illustrate 15 architectural styles prevalent among Indiana’s historic houses and commercial buildings. Perfect for architectural treasure hunts and walking tours.