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Indiana

Page history last edited by Mr. Torstenson 12 years, 6 months ago

 

 

Geography:

What states, country, or bodies of water border it?Ohio, Kentuky, Illinois, Michigan, Lake Michigan

What is the state capital?Indianapolis

What are some major cities?EVANSVILLE,FORT WAYNE

What is the area (in square miles) of your state?36,420 SQ. miles

What is the highest point and how high is it?RANDOLF COUNTY 1,285 (FEET)

What is the lowest point and how low is it?VANDERBURGH COUNTY 313 (FEET)

 

 

 

 

History:

Tell when it became a state and what number state it is.1816,19TH

How did the state get its name?MANY INDIANSLIVED THERE LONG AGO

List some of the Native American tribes found in this state:*The Illini Indians

*The Miami Indians (including the Wea)

*The Shawnee Indians

 

Tell about a famous person from this state.Anne Baxter (1923 - 1985) Famous actress. Born in Michigan City, IN (162)

 

Civics:

Who is the governor? Mitch Daniels

Who is the lieutenant governor?Beccky Skillman

Who are the U.S. senators from this state?Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh

How many U.S. House of Representatives members are from this state?6

State Flag: 

 

Economics:

List mining resources found in the state:

Crushed and
broken stone
Portland
Cement
Sand and
Gravel
Coal

List agricultural resources found in the state:popcorn, soybeans, corn, tomatoes, peppermint,spearmint.

 

Climate:

What is the average high January temperature of the state capital?34°f

What is the average high July temperature of the state capital?85°

What is the average low January temperature of the state capital?17°

What is the average low July temperature of the state capital?65°

What is the average precipitation for January of the state capital?2.3 in

What is the average precipitation for July of the state capital?4.5 in

 

 

Population:

What is the population of the state (year 2000 or later)? 6,345,289

 

Symbols:

State bird:cardinal

State flower:peony

State tree:tulip poplar

State song:on the banks of the wabash,far away

State nickname:hoosier state

recreation- The Children's Science & Technology Museum of Terre Haute.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum - The Hall of Fame Museum on the grounds of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a National Historic Landmark since 1987, appeals to more than just the racing enthusiast. Displayed are more than 75 racing cars, including Indianapolis winners as well as race cars from internationally renowned motorsports events world wide.

 

Eiteljorg Museum - The Eiteljorg Museum is unique, one of two museums east of the Mississippi with both Native American and Western art. Located in downtown Indianapolis, the museum is within walking distance of the RCA Dome, Circle Centre mall and major downtown hotels. 

Indianapolis Art Center - The mission of the Indianapolis Art Center shall be to engage, enlighten and enhance our communities through art education, participation and observation. The Indianapolis Art Center offers a variety of programs and services focusing primarily on Education, Exhibitions, Outreach, Community Resource and Inter-Arts.

 

President Benjamin Harrison Home - The President Benjamin Harrison Home is the former residence of President Benjamin Harrison that is now a museum dedicated to his life. Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893. 

 

Other:

 

What other interesting things did you learn about this state?:IT IS the home of the indianapolis 500.

 

 

 

Bibliography (Where did you find your information?):.INDIANA FACTS AND SYMBOLS by  BILL McAULIFFE.

"MSHA Kids Page: Mining resources by state: CYBER PROSPECTIN'." MSHA - U.S. Department of Labor. 19 Mar. 2009 <http://www.msha.gov/KIDS/MINING.HTM>.

 

"Maps of Native American Tribes in the United States." Native American Language Net: Preserving and promoting indigenous American Indian languages. 19 Mar. 2009 <http://www.native-languages.org/states.htm>.

 

"National Governors Association." National Governors Association. 19 Mar. 2009 <http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.42b929b1a5b9e4eac3363d10501010a0/?vgnextoid=d54c8aaa2ebbff00VgnVCM1000001a01010aRCRD&vgnextfmt=curgov>.
http://www.thingstodo.com/stat/IN/index.htmes http://www.thingstodo.com/states/IN/index.htm
 
Carpenter, John. Indiana. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1978.

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments (3)

wiki4 said

at 2:56 pm on Mar 16, 2009

nice job so far

wiki7 said

at 11:32 am on Mar 19, 2009

You are doing good so far.I like you're map,flag, state report you are doing good.

Mr. Torstenson said

at 6:09 pm on Mar 29, 2009

Very good work in most areas.

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