of Indiana and the Movement of Peoples Across the State
By: Rebecca Williams; Benjamin Franklin
Elementary; Terre Haute, IN
In order to better understand the geological development
of Indiana and the movement of peoples across the state, students will
interact with a web site published by the United States Geological Survey.
Geography Standards addressed:
- #1) How to use maps and other geographic representations,
tools, and technologies to acquire, process and report information from
a spatial perspective.
- #2) How to use mental maps to organize information about
people, places and environments in a spatial context.
- #3) How to analyze the spatial organization of people,
places and environments on Earth’s surface.
- #4) The physical and human characteristics of places.
- #7) The physical processes that shape the patterns of
- #16) The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution
and importance of resources.
- -Access to internet
- -Map of Indiana
- -Chart/graph paper -pencil/paper
- -Markers -other needs of student groups
Upon completion of this activity, students will be able
- 1. locate earthquake zones in Indiana,
- 2. locate energy resources in Indiana, and
- 3. identify minerals found in Indiana.
- 1. Students will access the website http://geology.er.usgs.gov/states/IN.html
- 2. Each group will decide which of the map links they
- 3. Students will access website to obtain information.
- 4. Students will interpret the information given.
- 5. Students will use wall map of Indiana to sow location
of geological information.
- 6. Students will interpret information and present to
class how the geological information has influenced "Hoosier"
- 1. Math: How is the economy affected by natural resources?
- 2. Science: What are the characteristics needed to create
earthquakes? minerals? natural resources?
- 3. Language: Students can write reports on their findings.
- 4. Fine Arts: Students can draw resource maps.
Web Sites Accessed: