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1 How Can Your School Be Part of the Celebration? The Bicentennial Is Almost Upon Us -

2 Becky Skillman, Co-chair, President/CEO, Radius Indiana Lee Hamilton, Co-chair, Director, Center on Congress - Indiana University First Lady Karen Pence, Bicentennial Ambassador Judge Sarah Evans Barker, U.S. District Court - Southern District of Indiana Charlie Brown, State Representative, Indiana State House District 3 Howard Cohen, Chancellor Emeritus, Purdue University, Calumet Steve Ferguson, Chairman, Cook Group Tony George, Owner, Vision Investments, LLC P.E. MacAllister, Chairman, MacAllister Machinery Company James Madison, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University Mickey Maurer, Chairman, National Bank of Indianapolis Mary McConnell, Indiana State Director, The Nature Conservancy Jim McCormick, Owner, Bestway Express Inc. Senator Jim Merritt, Indiana Senate Ellen Rosenthal, President/CEO, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park Chief Justice Randall Shepard, Indiana Supreme Court Indiana Bicentennial Commission Members

3 Key Elements of Indiana 2016 This is a grassroots celebration, driven by 550 communities, 92 counties, hundreds of organizations throughout the state. All 6.5 million Hoosiers can participate. Leave a Legacy. Celebrate, make memories, and help prepare Indiana for the next 100 years of progress and change.

4 INDIANA BICENTENNIAL THEMES Celebrate history…Ignite the future NATURE CONSERVATION YOUTH AND EDUCATION COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT HISTORICAL CELEBRATION Historical Celebration Youth and Education Community Involvement Nature Conservation

5 Legacy Projects Projects or programs MUST be: – Open and accessible to the public – Tied in some way to the bicentennial – Fundable (without Commission support) – Achievable Must also meet at least one of the following recommended goals or characteristics: – Culturally inclusive – Creating a legacy for the future – Celebratory – Engaging and inspiring to youth and young adults

6 Endorsement Application Benefits of Endorsement – Listing on the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial website, – Permission to use the official 2016 Indiana Bicentennial logo, in accordance with the established logo guidelines, on Indiana Bicentennial related promotional materials – Letter of endorsement from the 2016 Indiana Bicentennial Commission Download the Application for Endorsement – endorsement/

7 BURNING Let’s talk about how YOU can be involved….

8 Torch Relay True to the 1916 design Remain lighted for entire journey (6 weeks, 2400 miles) Illuminated at Corydon, finish at the Statehouse in a new home, Bicentennial Plaza. Key feature – convey the torch in ways meaningful and unique to every county. What would you do? Requires a very special torch….high-tech, Hoosier made. September – October 2016

9 Connected Colleges Indiana University – Treasures in Your Own Backyard DVD, Along the Wabash documentary for WTIU. Butler University – Student collaboration on children’s book focused on Indiana history. Ball State University – Developed new interactive 4 th grade history curriculum, - Interactive, tablet based. Contact Dr. Ron Morris for details Manchester University – Bison-tennial project with local K-12 schools, Chamber of Commerce and Civic Groups

10 Connecting with Kids ArtSmart Indiana – Lafayette Museum of Art - interactive history through art. Curriculum is free to all schools. Press conference on October 14. Indiana Humanities’ All-IN – celebrates diversity and how we all fit in together to make Indiana “Getting from Here to There,” a workshop for teachers focusing on SI transportation over the years ISM – Indiana in 200 Objects Reading Indiana, Pike County – will gift books by/about Indiana to students in the schools.

11 Connecting with Kids In Pursuit of Pride – a 4 th Grade Field Trip to Remember Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site 2014 – 16 Statehood Day Essay Contest – Indiana State Library – for 4 th graders, 2015 “Hoosier Bicentennial Treasures”, 2016 is “How will you be a Hoosier Hero?” Indiana Statehood Day – 4 th graders celebrate the state’s birthday. Bicentennial Revolutionary War Exhibit – Indiana War Memorial – includes new feature on 3 Indiana Forts. Indiana Chant for Children – April Pulley Sayre and ISL

12 Connecting with Kids This Day In Indiana History: ISL – homepage section during 2016 featuring an event that happened in Indiana on each day. Ranger Lore – DNR. Celebrate the State Park Centennial and our Bicentennial through stories Indiana Bicentennial train – coming to 16 central and southern towns. ISHS Indiana at 200 – a series of articles on the 100 most significant events in Indiana History – not elementary, but can be adapted.

13 Connecting with Kids Visit Indiana 4 th Grade SS Curriculum – IOTD – interactive, six-week course for 4 th graders. – In use already by 100 teachers. The Indiana Album – bringing photos out of the attic. 24 scan-a-thons across Indiana. Indiana African-America Heritage Trail. A conference, signage, interpretation is planned. State of Indiana Timeline with focus on Warren County Living History Day – Benton County

14 Connecting with Kids Madison STEAM Power – training for teachers, professional half-day visit to local historic S.T.E.A.M. sites to integrate local history in classroom activities Indiana Bicentennial Children’s Park – This is SOOO cool and free! WHEW! Lots on the plate – have we inspired any ideas?

15 Other Ways to Get Involved

16 Hoosier Insights 75 words to describe what makes you proud of Indiana, your county, city or town. Where do you encourage visitors to stop when they pass through? What is a favorite Hoosier memory? Where is the least known, best made food? What inspires you in Indiana?

17 Explore Indiana Every county has a page on the bicentennial web site (what was that URL again? Oh yes: Submit a fact, a photo, a face, for potential publication -

18 Events & Programs Add your events to the calendar Submit a legacy project for endorsement Tie your local 2016 festivities to the bicentennial ( 4 th of July parade, car show, persimmon festival, county fair) Take a turn moving the torch – in a creative way - and get everyone you can to cheer it on!

19 Volunteer County coordinators are volunteers, who are committed to making the bicentennial memorable in their county. Contact them and offer to help. Your Bicentennial County Coordinators is on your county’s webpage at ( wait for it…) our website

20 Become a Partner Legacy Projects Classroom Activities Community & Service Learning Projects Turn out for the Torch Relay in 2016 Make Sure We Know About Your Activities So We Can Share the Word.

21 Grow a Partner Have a local company help with the bicentennial through an in-kind gift of services – publishing, marketing, making shirts, stamping medallions, helping with a legacy project.

22 Contact Us


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