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
This program received support from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.