"Idaho at 150" Seeking Lesson Plans

Idaho 150 On the evening of March 4, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed a congressional act creating Idaho Territory. On July 3, 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed a congressional act establishing Idaho as the 43rd State.

The 27-year territorial period between those two presidential signatures was perhaps the most significant quarter century in Idaho's history, shaping who we are as a state today. Issues including government structure, transportation, water rights, and education were all addressed during territorial times, and the roots of who we are as a people and as a state lie in the territorial period.

"Get Territorial: Idaho at 150" is a grassroots effort among individuals, organizations, government agencies, and communities across the state to educate Idahoans about their heritage and to commemorate this important milestone. The State of Idaho has created a toolkit that will help you get involved with this initiative in your community. This toolkit and information about "Get Territorial: Idaho at 150" can be found at www.idaho150.com

Please use the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Lesson Plan to submit your "Idaho at 150" lesson plan into Schoolnet. To formulate your "Idaho at 150" Lesson Plan into Schoolnet, begin by following these steps:

  • Log into ISEE/SN
  • Click on "Classrooms"
  • Click on "Instructional Materials"
  • Enter "21st Century Lesson Plan Template" into the window beside the SEARCH tab
  • Click on SEARCH
  • The template will appear in the middle of the screen.
  • Save the template to "MY MATERIALS"
  • Click on "MY MATERIALS"
  • Open the template
  • Begin to enter your lesson plan data

Your "Idaho at 150" lesson plan will be a great resource for your school to commemorate Idaho's Territorial Sesquicentennial.

The deadline to submit is March 4, 2013.

For more information, please contact:
Peter Kavouras
pgkavouras@sde.idaho.gov.