How to plan a City
The making of Indianapolis
Learn about a City planner.
Each of us plays a part in creating livable cities. The layout of a community reflects the beliefs and values of the people who live there. When you learn about the variety of forces and people that shape communities, you can become more responsible citizens and learn how you can impact the quality of life in your own communities. You will be able to identify and prioritize the services and amenities that affect a city and address real problems a city faces, such as traffic, pollution, waste disposal, transportation options, and sprawl.
Read about each of the planners. Read #1,2 and 5.
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Started to increase trade and movement of goods. Now it is a great place to walk and see the sights
The city has changed a lot over the years and continues to grow and change.
What is city infrastructure?
Questions you will answer:
What is it?
How is it important to a city?
How might it affect a city if it was not there?
Challenge--How can it be more effective (green)?
1. Click on an address
2. Click on street view
3. Slide the fade button to the minus side to see what is in the place now
4. Click on details to get a close-up look and more information
List of Landmarks
Indianapolis Historical Landmarks: Photography & Research Project
In Social Studies, you will be working on an informational writing and photography project about a historical Indianapolis Landmark. You will research and write about the landmark in class, but to help with your research, you will also visit the landmark to experience it in person and take photographs.
Below is the list of places you may choose to research and visit. With a parent, select your top three choices—places you would like to research and would be able to visit on January 29th—and write them on the lines on the back of this paper. Pick a topic that you have a personal interest in and will enjoy learning more about. If you have another idea for a historical place in Indianapolis you could research that is not on the list below, bring your idea to your teacher by January 8th
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Bethel AME Church
Chatham Arch & Mass Ave Historic District
Clowes Memorial Hall
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Christ Church Cathedral
City Market Catacombs
Cottage Home Historic District
Crown Hill Cemetery
Eagle Creek Park
Fletcher Place Historic District
Herron-Morton Place Historic District
Hilbert Circle Theater
Indiana State Capitol (Statehouse)
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indiana World War Memorial
Indianapolis Firefighters Museum (Station #2)
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
IMA – Lilly House
Irvington Historic District
James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home
Lucas Oil Stadium
Madame C. J. Walker Building
Murat Theater at Old National Centre
Ransom Place Historic District
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Veterans Memorial Plaza
Vietnam & Korean War Memorials
Virginia Avenue Historic District
World War II Memorial