Education Statement

The Museum's Educational Mission:
Educate future generations about the personal achievements, sacrifices and the "cost of freedom" of those who served on the USS Indianapolis.

The educational mission will be achieved through interactive displays about personal stories and triumphs of the crew. Interactive displays will challenge students to answer questions and to provide examples about how they would react and make decisions when faced with real everyday life situations and how to use the character traits exhibited by the men of the USS Indianapolis. Each of the following character traits will be defined:

Cost of Freedom

Inspiration

Leadership

Spirituality

Perseverance

Bravery

Teamwork

Obligation

Hope

"Never, never give up"

Survival

Sacrifice

Courage

Friendship


Sinking of the USS Indpls
Recommended reading for
elementary grade students -
The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis
(We the People Series)
by Marc Tyler Nobleman.
Sinking of the USS Indpls
Recommended reading for
junior high students and older-
Left for Dead
A Young Man's Search for Justice
for the USS Indianapolis
by Pete Nelson, with a Preface
by Hunter Scott.

 

Traveling Event Museum

Traveling Display

The traveling Event Museum tours schools to educate students about the USS Indianapolis history and provides teachers with the opportunity to create a lesson using the character traits examples based on our educational mission. USS Indianapolis Museum staff and special guests are available to visit schools to give presentations and share the history with the students.

Museum staff can work with teachers on history and educational assignments. Recommended reading for students is Left for Dead. A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis. By Pete Nelson with a Preface by Hunter Scott.

Underwriting the educational mission of the touring Event Museum is available for your organization.

USS Indianapolis 16ft. model

Shown above is the 16 foot long model of the USS Indianapolis, on display at Perry Meridian Middle School.

Member: American Association of Museums.

Perry Meridian Students
Students at Perry Meridian Middle School inspect USS Indianapolis model and displays.

O'Donnel and students
Survivor Jimmy O'Donnel with students from Zionsville Middle School.

Students w/map
I-58 map donated by Dr. Charles Fain.


Perry Meridian Students
Students at Perry Meridian Middle School inspect USS Indianapolis.
Students tour the display
Students examine the history display.
Students w/map
Students inspect the USS Indianapolis model and displays.