Sixth Grade E-Materials Project

We are happy to announce that the sixth grade project to identify and develop e-materials for Indiana's sixth grade social studies is underway.  It will continue for the 2016-2017 school year ending on 1 May 2017.  The purpose of the project is to provide a supply of different e-materials aligned to the Indiana standards.  Teachers may elect to use those items that fit their lesson plans.  We are NOT producing an electronic version of the sixth grade course.  Rather a collection of items to HELP TEACH the sixth grade course.  The items are free of charge to Indiana's sixth grade teachers.  This is just another effort on the part of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies to promote quality instruction in Indiana social studies classrooms.  We hope they prove a helpful asset for sixth grade teachers.

You will find a link to the catalog of materials on this website marked with the date of the latest iteration.  The catalog is in RTF format to ensure that schools using Google Tools can easily access it. 

Current Catalog -- 14 June 2016

Smart Indiana Economic Education & Financial Literacy Conference (K-12 Teachers)

Date: June 27-28, 2016

Time: See Agenda Below

Location: JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN

Register Online Now:

Registration fee is $40 for both days or $30 for June 28th only. Register now as the deadline is June 15, 2016. To register online or for more information, go to

All attendees will receive:

Virtual Economics 4.5 flash drive (valued at $159)
Copies of ready to implement classroom lessons at EVERY Session.
Classroom Posters
Herschel's World of Economics DVDs
Professional Growth Points Certificates

Take a look at the Preliminary Agenda below:

June 27th Sessions

The Economics of Sports

11:30 am

  • Registration, lunch, welcome

12:00 pm

  • Impact of Sports Initiatives in Indiana - Bill Benner

Indiana Features Big in Economic Education

A few of the Indiana Council for Economic Education's great teachers and programs were recently highlighted by the national Council for Economic Education (CEE).  These videos filmed in Indiana and lessons are featured on CEE’s website!



·         Powerball Economics – filmed at a workshop in Indy

·         Scarcity – Playful Economics – lesson by Shanan Riegle (Yorktown)

·         Opportunity Cost – Playful Economics – lesson by Shanan Riegle (Yorktown)

·         Oh Scarcity Sing-a-long – KidsEcon Posters sang by students in Shanan’s class

·         The Classroom Mini-Economy – lesson by Shanan Riegle (Yorktown)

  Indiana Bicentennial Cork Board

Audio interview with Becky Schlomann from the Indiana Historical Society.  Listen

Celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial - Share Your Photos

Are you looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial?  Consider having a photo collection drive or a scan-a-thon! Your class could then see their photos online.  Check out to see how.

You Are There 1816: Indiana Joins the Nation

Indiana Joins the Union 11 December 1816

Indiana Bicentennial Events (official web page)

Catalog of online electronic materials for Indiana Sixth Grade Social Studies.rtf


This PDF document was created by the Foreign Policy Research Institute.  It provides a quick launching point for teachers and students when dealing with military events in history.  Download it and keep it in your electronic documents for history archive.

More online PD coming.

Podcast #1:  ICSS Professional Development Opportunities 

Indiana Council for the Social Studies a member of the National Council for the Social Studies   

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