ALL-INgaged is a new standards-based curriculum for grades 6-12 focused on building students’ understanding of civic participation in Indiana and activating them as researchers and change-makers in their local communities. The curriculum can be implemented in a variety of educational settings, including in-school and out-of-school, after-school settings and even community college. It is an especially good fit for government, civics, geography, other social studies and/or interdisciplinary humanities classes.

The eight lessons in the curriculum draw from Indiana Humanities’ ALL-IN program, which encourages Hoosiers to learn more about Indiana, get involved in their communities and imagine ways to make our state (even) better.

The series:

  • Strengthens students’ expertise in understanding local, regional, and statewide conditions that impact their civic identities.
  • Utilizes local communities as laboratories of inquiry, knowledge, and investigation.
  • Engages youth in exploration, research and problem solving within their local communities.
  • Helps students develop an increased civic identity and encourages the youth of Indiana to see their potential as agents of change.
  • Positions students to create a vision for their community to maintain good health and well-being.

This fall, Indiana Humanities will offer a series of educator workshops to introduce the curriculum and build teachers’ own understanding of the state of civic health in Indiana. Each day-long workshop will include a curriculum preview, model activities, hands-on planning time and a guest lecture from a leading scholar of civic participation in the Hoosier State. Workshops are free and include materials, a light breakfast and lunch. Sub pay is available and teachers can earn 6 hours of professional growth points. Registration is required.

Join us:

  • Friday, October 23 in Bloomington
  • Friday, November 13 in Indianapolis
  • Friday, January 22 in Valparaiso

The workshops are offered in partnership with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and the Professional Educators Partnership and Institute for Leadership and Service at Valparaiso University. Special thanks to Lilly Endowment for supporting this initiative.


If you would like to learn more about ALL-INgaged, contact Leah Nahmias (lnahmias@indianahumanities.org / 317-616-9804).