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The Story of the Buffalo Trace Teacher Workshop

Hosted by Indiana’s Historic Pathways

Join Indiana’s Historic Pathways for a teacher workshop that introduces the story of Indiana’s unique Buffalo Trace through speakers, lesson plans and a panel discussion on innovative classroom learning ideas.

October 10, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Orange County Community Center
1075 N. Sandy Hook Rd.
Paoli, IN 47454

Event Details

This fall, Indiana’s Historic Pathways hosts its ninth-annual teacher workshop. Geared toward third-, fourth- and fifth-grade teachers (and open to interested members of the public), the workshop will introduce the story of Indiana’s unique Buffalo Trace through speakers, lesson plans and a teacher panel that will discuss innovative classroom learning ideas.

Topics and Speakers

  • “Buffalo Trace”—David Ruckman, title boundary surveyor and author of Buffalo Trace: The Indiana Wilderness Road
  • “The Role of Fire”—Dan McGuckin, certified forester
  • “Surveyor’s Snapshot of Indiana in the 1800s”—A.J. Ariens, forest archaeologist, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
  • “Cemeteries as a Teaching Tool”—Noah Sandweiss, cemetery register coordinator, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology
  • “Indiana’s Railroad History”—David Nord, professor emeritus, Indiana University
  • “Interactive Teacher Panel”—Glenda Ferguson, former fourth-grade teacher, Burris Elementary School

For more information about the workshop, viisit the Indiana’s Historic Pathways website or email hsi@usi.edu.

This program received support from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.