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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).
 
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?

picture of visitors asking a park ranger a question over a counter

On November 29, 2006, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, dedicated the new Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center. The facility is be shared with the Porter County Visitor Convention, Recreation, and Visitor Commission. More...