IU launches CitizIN app for teaching about Indiana studies

The Center on Representative Government at Indiana University and the IU Office of the Bicentennial have publicly launched the new CitizIN app, a free interactive game that explores 200 years of Indiana history. CitizIN supports the teaching of Indiana studies and the incorporation of Indiana topics into a standard U.S. history course.

IU President Michael A. McRobbie introduced the app at the fall conference of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies, on the IUPUI campus. He also announced that boxes containing information about the app were being delivered to the principals of each of Indiana's 400 high schools.

CitizIN is intended to serve as a fun resource for teaching about the history, government, geography, economics and people of the Hoosier state, using primary source materials from the Indiana Historical Society, the Indiana State Library, the Library of Congress and other institutions.

A signature project of the yearlong IU Bicentennial celebration, the app was created in response to the 2017 passage of Senate Enrolled Act 29, which required that Indiana high schools offer an Indiana studies elective.

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