Mapping Indiana's Bicentennial: Giant County Maps & Timelines Project

check back often for updates and progress; if you would like to join a County Planning Team, contact the GENI office

Goal: To create 10'x10' Giant County Maps and 10" x 15' Giant County Timelines for all 92 Indiana counties in order to provide an education resource for all citizens of a county to better understand their community. The Giant County Maps & Timelines will be printed on vinyl for durable, long-lasting use in schools, museums, libraries, businesses, offices, and more. Each County Map & Timeline will provide a foundation upon which teaching and learning will enrich the users knowledge of their home AND from which further teaching and learning can evolve. Final map sizes are estimates and depend upon county shape and size, east to west and north to south. Final timeline sizes are estimates depending upon county history.

> Access the archived Webinar of February 10, 2016 http://webinar.isl.in.gov/p7yrlis5175/ to learn more about this Project. (transcription of webinar) (PPT for webinar)

MAPS: (PDF documents, 57,000+ KB; you might have to download, then, open OR try an alternative browser)...in various phases from beginning to completion: Adams, Allen*, Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware*, Dubois, Elkhart*, Fayette, Floyd*, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton elem*, Hamilton*, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jasper, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Kosciusko*, Knox, LaGrange, Lake, LaPorte, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan*, Newton, Noble, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Parke*, Perry, Pike, Porter, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, St. Joseph, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe*, Tipton, Union, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wayne, Wells, White, and Whitley (*=final version)

TIMELINES: Allen, Clark, DeKalb, Delaware, Elkhart, Floyd, Hamilton, Harrison, Johnson, Kosciusko, Lake, Morgan, Noble, Parke, Porter, Tippecanoe, Wayne

ORTHO IMAGERY (aerial): Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Benton, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Carroll, Cass, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, DeKalb, Delaware, Dubois, Elkhart, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Fulton, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jackson, Jasper, Jay, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Kosciusko, La Porte, LaGrange, Lake, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Martin, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Newton, Noble, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Porter, Posey, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, St. Joseph, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Wabash, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wayne, Wells, White, Whitley

SATELLITE IMAGERY: Allen, Clark, Delaware, Elkhart, Floyd, Hamilton, Hendricks, Johnson, Kosciusko, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Parke, Porter, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Wayne

To discover a brief history of your county (follow Resources, Explore Indiana links) OR via the IUS Bicentennial Library Guide

Satellite Images of some Indiana counties (developing by IndianaView, part of USGS AmericaView) (Example which will accompany giant county maps and timelines)

IndianaMap create your own Indiana maps using a GIS (geographic information system/software)

Indiana Resource Suggestions: Library & Geography, Mapping, Literature Connections

Lesson Plans/Activities as a place to start:

Elementary School Middle School High School

(Kosciusko County as an example)

Scavenger Hunt of Your County
Indiana Counties Pizza Box Project
Scavenger Hunt of Your County
Indiana Counties Pizza Box Project
Marking History on the County Map
Simon Says ... on the Giant County Map
Simon Says ... on the Giant County Map
 
Possible Manipulatives: string or plastic chains for scale & measurement, small colored cones for team competitions, giant blocks for population growth, laminated images of historic places & green spaces, cut-outs designating local industry (fish hatcheries, bee aviaries, hogs, sorghum...), laminated cards about key persons, laminated cards shaped into a triangle with place name & photo/lat&long/background/QR code around the 3 sides
Books: see Literature Connections above for all grade levels
8.5" x 11" laminated maps highlighting human & physical characteristics from IndianaMap: hospitals, landfills/dumps, population changes over time, poverty...

Giant County Map & Timeline Process Paper as a Guide

Planning or Sponsor Partner Letter template

Recognized by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission as an Education Legacy Project

 

PLANNING PARTNERS ... working together to create a more Geographically literate Indiana

 

at Purdue University

at Indiana State Library

at IU Southeast

The Leora Brown School
Corydon, IN

 

 

at Purdue University

 

Indiana Office of Technology

at IUPUI

 

 

SPONSOR PARTNERS

Floyd/Clark County Conventiona & Tourism Bureau

New Albany, IN

 

Porter County Museum

McCutcheon High School

Lux-Klinker Homes, Inc.
Special THANKS to a variety of Anonymous Sponsors ... who make our world go around!

Sheila Klinker

IN House of Representatives District 27

Morgan County EDC

Morgan County Economic Development Corporation

WELCOME!

Abaj Enterprises, Inc.
The Law Office of Lori M. Craig, LLC
Daughters of the American Revolution - Ten O'Clock Line Chapter
Phil Deckard & Associates - Real Estate & Auctioneering
Charles Dow & George Goss Hoosier Homesteads
Philip & Patty Dow
First Merchants Bank
Fortguites, Weimer & Hayden, LLC
Keller's Office Supply
Martinsville Rotary Club
McFadden Family Dentistry, PC
McNalley Properties, Inc.
Karen Overpeck
William & Helen Schwab Foundation
Pamela Siddons, Attorney at Law
Charles & Susan Tomlinson
Vincennes University

 

Cicero Kiwanis Club; Hamilton County, IN