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All About Indiana

by Mary Ann Kelley

State Facts

Indiana was the 19th state to join the union. It became a state on December 11, 1816.

State facts about Indiana

Capital - Indianapolis

Abbreviation - IN

Nickname - Hoosier State

Motto - "The Crossroads of America"

Song - "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away,"

Bird - Cardinal

Flower - Peony

Insect -

Area - approximately 36,420 square miles

Websites for studying about Indiana

Indiana State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Indiana

A to Z Kids Stuff - Indiana

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Indiana

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Indiana

Mr. - Indiana

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Indiana resources.

Explore the States - Indiana

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Indiana

Facts & Trivia about Indiana - Indiana

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Indiana

Awesome America - Indiana

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Indiana.

Indiana Map/Quiz Printout

H.I.P. Pocket Change - Indiana

Created by the US Mint

Indiana Virtual Field Trips

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame New Castle

Virtual field trip onlineThe rich tradition of Indiana basketball is proudly celebrated at the Hall of Fame Museum in New Castle. From High School, College, and even Professional Basketball, we have the memories and memorabilia from Indiana's finest athletes. Come relive the history and learn about the legacy of basketball and Indiana.


Virtual field trip onlineMenno-Hof is a non-profit information center that teaches visitors about the faith and life of Amish and Mennonites. Menno-Hof invites groups and individuals to learn about and experience Anabaptist history and lifestyle. Menno-Hof's multi-image presentations, historical environments, and colorful displays take you on a fascinating journey inside the unique world of the Mennonites and Amish. See where the Anabaptists had their beginning in a Swiss courtyard and how they were persecuted for their faith in the dungeon. Travel with the Anabaptists down the cobblestone streets of Holland and board a 17th century sailing boat on a journey to America and freedom. Take a virtual tour for a glimpse of what Menno-Hof has to offer.

More Indiana field trips ...

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