Indiana Virtual has partnered with AET, Academic Excellence in Travel, a non-profit organization that seeks to provide students of all economic levels the opportunity to go beyond traditional education and experience the world firsthand. In effect, they want students to walk out of the classroom and into another culture.
With AET, students can experience the ruins of Rome, the castles of France and Germany, the majesty of Great Britain, and the cultures associated with each historical site. Through these experiences, participating students will be able to relate the lessons learned in the classroom, understand the world outside their own, and broaden their horizons. See the world and make connections that will last a lifetime!
The Indiana Passport is divided into several modules, each dedicated to a specific area and location in Indiana history. At the conclusion of each day trip, the Indiana Passport is stamped by an AET tour director, showing that the student has completed one part of his or her journey through Indiana history.
Introduction: Where in the World is Indiana?
Module 1 - Indianapolis: The Capital
This module takes students to three locations around Indianapolis and teaches the history of Indianapolis, the economics of a capital city, and the structure and function of state government.
- Indiana Historical Society, where students will be educated on-site through reading, short lectures, videos, and hands-on interactive technology
- Lucas Oil Stadium, where students will learn through reading, short lectures, and hands-on interactive exercises on the Colts' football field
- Indiana Statehouse and Government Center, where students will learn through reading, short lectures, and hands-on interactive exercises on the House or Senate floor
Module 2 - Angel Mounds: Native American Indiana
This module takes students to Angel Mounds State Historic Site and will allow students to experience firsthand what life in Indiana was like before white settlers arrived.
Module 3 - Corydon: Indiana's Origins
This module takes students to Corydon, IN, and to Abraham Lincoln's childhood home. It will show students what it took for Indiana to become a state and what life was like in early Indiana through the eyes of one of the most famous and beloved American Presidents.
For information about International Tours or supporting educational materials, please email: Jon Streeter at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about Indiana Passport, please email: Joseph Parker at email@example.com
For all general questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more, go to the AET website at www.aetgroup.org/tours.aspx