Activities & Resources
As a student of IVPA you can participate in many activities online & offline, take advantage of an excellent advisement group, and have access to many resources that will help you with your studies and life.
IVPA partners with Academic Excellence in Travel (AET), a nonprofit organization that provides students of all economic levels the opportunity to experience world cultures firsthand. Experiences include:
Experience the ruins of Rome, the castles of France and Germany, or the majesty of Great Britain. Immersion in the cultures of these countries will make the lessons learned in the classroom come alive.
Complete a journey through Indiana history with the Indiana Passport. This is a fun and exciting opportunity to learn about the many connections between our state and some major moments in history. Each of the three Indiana Passport modules is comprised of a day long guided tour of historical sites in Indiana. At the end of the day, the AET tour director stamps the Indiana Passport indicating the completion of that module.
For more information about Indiana Passport, email Joseph Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Module 1 – Where in the World is Indiana?
Students travel to three locations in Indianapolis and learn the history of the city, the economics of a capital city, and the structure and function of state government. Participants visit:
Indiana Historical Society – Short presentations, hands-on interactive technology, videos, and brief readings engage students in learning the history of Indiana.
Lucas Oil Stadium – Visit one of the premier sports facilities in the world, home of the Indianapolis Colts. See what goes on behind the scenes in a world-class sports facility. Readings, short presentations, and hands-on interactive activities all take place on the Colts’ football field.
Indiana Statehouse and Government Center – Tour the Statehouse and Government buildings. Readings, short presentations, and hands-on interactive exercises take place on the House or Senate floor.
Module 2 – Angel Mounds State Historical Site: Native American Indiana
Located just south of Evansville, Angel Mounds was one of the largest known Native American settlements of its time in Indiana. Students will experience what life in Indiana was like before the white settlers arrived.
Module 3 – Corydon: Indiana’s Origins
In south central Indiana, along the Ohio River, Corydon served as the first capital of Indiana and is home to the first state capitol building. Students will learn the history and heritage of the first state capital and visit buildings built as early as 1816. They will tour the battlefield where the 450-member Harrison County Homeguard took a valiant stand against 2,400 Confederate soldiers and visit one of Indiana's oldest standing one-room schoolhouses.