Presentation on theme: "By Kenley #4 Mrs. Tuomi’s class State State flower: Peony State bird: Cardinal State tree: Tulip tree State stone: Lime Stone State motto: The Crossroads."— Presentation transcript:
State State flower: Peony State bird: Cardinal State tree: Tulip tree State stone: Lime Stone State motto: The Crossroads of America State river: Washbush river State poem: “Indiana” Electoral college votes:11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udLAaMOtjVA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udLAaMOtjVA
Capitol The state capitol building of Indiana in Marion County. The Indiana Statehouse (capitol) was built in 1888 This is the fifth building to house the government. When the Capitol was built it cost 1.8 million dollars. The capitol was designed by Edwin May. Edwin May died right after the construction started. They used materials mostly from Indiana like Indiana oak and limestone. The capitol building is laid out like a cross. They made a hole in the cornerstone and put a time capsule in it with 42 items in it like a bible, coins, crops, and maps.
Tourist Attraction #1 The Indianapolis 500 is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is a car race held over Memorial Day weekend. The first race was in 1911. It is called the “500” because there are 5oo miles in the whole race but only 200 laps because each lap is 2.5 miles. A weird fact is that every year at the after celebration party the winner drinks milk. They drink milk because the first time winner drank butter milk. The butter milk company liked it so much that now every year the winner drinks any kind of milk.
Tourist Attraction #2 The Indianapolis zoo opened in 1964. It has over 1,million visitors a year. They have over 3,80o animals and 320 species of animals. It is a zoo, an aquarium, and a botanic garden. They have a dolphin underwater dome, a rare Amur tiger, a Grand Cayman blue iguana, and many more. In the ocean exhibit, you can even touch a real shark.
Historical event in Indiana The territory that is now Indiana was first explored by the French in 1784. they where Mostly fur traders, who built the first settlement in Vincennes. This is a important part in history because it is the founding of Indiana.
Indiana university Web address www.iub.eduwww.iub.edu Number of students 42,464 Indiana university is among the top 100 universities in the world. They offer classes in over 40 different languages. They have a medical school, a law school, and a school of music. They have degrees in theater and drama, business, and thousands of other things.
Interesting facts slide Indiana is the top popcorn producing state because of all the corn. The first baseball game was played at fort Wayne in 1871. Lake Michigan touches Indiana and around the lake are dunes that Indiana calls Indiana dunes. The name Indiana comes from the Indian word “land of the Indians”. Indiana is famous for basketball. Benjamin Harris was from Indiana
Bibliography Written 1. United States Atlas for Young Explorers. By National Geographic 2.Indiana by Capstone Press. 3.Indiana by Anne Heinrich Internet sources 4.www.indianapolis motor speedway.com/indy 500 5.www.indianaplois zoo.com 6.www.ibu.edu 7.www.wikipedia.org * All pictures found at Google.
Conclusion I loved learning about Indiana!!!! It was so much fun learning about a new state! Some day I wish me and my family could visit Indiana to see the capitol, the Indianapolis zoo, Indianapolis 500, Indiana university and tons more. I give Indiana 5 stars