Civics Lessons for Students

Indiana Lesson, Page 3

Amish Horse and Buggy


  • Many Amish people live in Indiana. The Amish are part of a religious group.

  • Amish people live simply, dress plainly, and avoid modern conveniences.

  • Old Order Amish don't have church buildings. Worship services are held in private homes.


Steel Mill Workers

Steel Mills

  • Steel is important to the economy of Gary, Indiana. Gary is located on Lake Michigan, just east of Chicago.

  • In 1906, U.S.S. Steel Works opened a steel mill complex in Gary. By the 1920s, steel workers began to form unions.


Wabash River

Wabash River

  • The Wabash River is 475 miles (764 km) long. It starts in Ohio, flows through northern Indiana, and ends in Illinois.

  • The Indiana General Assembly adopted the song On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away in 1913. It was the state's first official symbol and was adopted before the state flag.

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