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    Indiana Dunes

    National Lakeshore Indiana

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Program Packets for Teachers

The program packets include:

  • program descriptions with theme, objectives, setting, and expectations;
  • background information;
  • suggested pre and post-visit classroom activities;
  • a small evaluation and assessment for you and your students; and
  • Indiana and Illinois state curriculum standards (Illinois list is lower on this page).
 

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Indiana State Education Standards included

Program

Grade

Updated

file size

file format

season program is available

A Grain of Truth

4th - 6th

8/15/13 448kb doc

Spring, Summer, Fall

The Chellbergs had a Farm

Preschool - 3rd

7/29/13 188kb doc

Year-Round

Discover

Preschool - 3rd

7/22/13 177kb doc

Year-Round

Fall Fanfare

1st - 6th

7/26/13 241kb doc

October - November

Habitat Hike 4th - 12th 7/31/13 1.73mb doc Year-Round

Lake Michigan Alive

4th - 12th

7/26/13 140kb doc

Year-Round

West Beach Walk

Preschool - 3rd

8/7/13 525kb doc

Fall-Winter-Spring

Maple Sugar Time

All Grades

7/25/13 570kb doc

first week of March

Pinhook Bog

6th - 12th

7/29/13 274kb doc

Mid April - Mid November

Potawatomi and Fur Traders 3rd - 8th 7/24/13 92kb doc Year-Round

Reflections on Snow

5th - 12th

7/29/13 104kb doc

January - Mid February

Secrets of Succession

5th - 12th

8/15/13 167kb doc

Spring, Summer, Fall

Talk With the Animals

Preschool - 1st

7/23/13 88kb doc

Year-Round

Water World 4th-12th 7/26/13 80kb doc April - October
Winter Exploration 3rd-6th 7/26/13 104kb doc January - Mid February
 
Illinois State Education Standards included

Program

Grade

Updated

file size

file format

season program is available

A Grain of Truth

4th - 6th

7/25/13 448kb doc

Spring, Summer, Fall

The Chellbergs had a Farm

Preschool - 3rd

7/29/13 189kb doc

Year-Round

Discover

Preschool - 3rd

10/28/10 183kb doc

Year-Round

Fall Fanfare

1st - 6th

7/26/13 228kb doc

October - November

Habitat Hike 4th - 12th 7/31/13 1.73mb doc Year-Round

Lake Michigan Alive

4th - 12th

10/28/10 140kb doc

Year-Round

West Beach Walk

Preschool - 3rd

8/7/13 525 doc

Fall-Winter- Spring

Maple Sugar Time

All Grades

270kb pdf

first week of March

Pinhook Bog

6th - 12th

7/29/13 276kb doc

Mid April - Mid November

Potawatomi and Fur Traders 10/28/10 94kb pdf Year-Round

Reflections on Snow

5th - 12th

7/29/13 104kb doc

January - Mid February

Secrets of Succession

5th - 12th

8/15/13 167kb doc

Spring, Summer, Fall

Talk With the Animals

Preschool - 1st

10/28/10 84kb pdf

Year-Round

Water World 4th - 12th 7/26/13 84kb doc April - October
Winter Exploration 3rd - 6th 10/28/10 104kb pdf January - Mid February

Did You Know?

Close-up of flames burning a prairie

Without fire, there could be no prairie at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Non-prairie plant species would crowd out native prairie grasses. These rare grasslands are maintained through periodic controlled burns.