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Plan your visit
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana Experience Admission Free IHS MembersFree Children under 5$9 Adult$8 Seniors 60 and older$5 Youth ages 5 through 17 Free parking with admission in lot off New York.

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What do you want to do?

Your Topic

Remember that you will have to relate your topic to the theme of Conflict and Compromise in History. In competition, relation to the theme will count for 20 percent of your score. Winning projects often excel in this category.

History Day topics may relate to any time or place in history whether that is local, state, national or world history. (Just remember it has to be approved by your teacher, too.) Is there a certain period or place in history you have always been interested in but never learned about in class? Ancient history? American Indian history? European? African? Women’s history? Sports history? Indiana history? Think about topics or people in history you would like to learn more about when considering your History Day project. Suggestions for Indiana-related topics that tie into Conflict and Compromise in History will be posted soon.

Your Project Type

See the Presentation page for project examples.

What type of project is best for your topic? A topic that has available film resources and interviews might make a great documentary or website. However, a topic with no film or images might make a better paper. A topic with great images and popular primary sources might make a great exhibit. Consider what kinds of sources will be available for your topic to help determine what type of project to create.

What are your talents? Are you a good writer? Consider writing a paper. Interested in web design? Create a website. Are you in drama club? How about a performance? The best documentaries will be emotional stories. The best performances will have drama. The best exhibits and websites will be concise and well organized. Consider your talents when selecting your project type.

Presented with support from the Hoover Family Foundation, The Richard W. and Irene Rooker Family Foundation, TCU Foundation, Vigran Family Foundation

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