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The Legends’ Compass

Legends' Compass Legacy Foundation is proud to sponsor this unique teaching tool for Northwest Indiana educators and schoolchildren. The Legends’ Compass: A Collection of True Tales for Young Adventurers and Dreamers is a project that teaches local and Indiana history in area classrooms. The Legends Compass was created through community partnership, and is accessible to schools throughout the region via this website. Teachers are welcome to download information and coloring pages, with accompanying activities, about each of the innovators who have been inducted into the South Shore Wall of Legends. A limited number of print copies of the full activity book are available by calling 219.736.1880.

The Legends’ Compass activities meet Indiana Academic Standards for fourth grade for Reading and Social Studies.

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Legends in the News


Hayes Leonard Elementary School celebrates the release of The Legends’ Compass Hayes Leonard Elementary School celebrates the release of "The Legends’ Compass"
Fourth-grade students at Hayes Leonard Elementary School in Valparaiso are learning more about the South Shore Legends. The students gathered recently in the school library with teacher Sharon McCorkle and other educators to celebrate the release of The Legends’ Compass. Read more

Crown Point's St. Mary Catholic School celebrates the release of The Legends’ Compass Crown Point's St. Mary Catholic School celebrates the release of "The Legends' Compass"
Fourth-grade students at St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point are learning more about the South Shore Legends. The students gathered recently in the classroom of teacher Candace Wadas to celebrate the release of The Legends' Compass. Read more

A Word From the Educators


“The South Shore Legends’ Compass is a great asset to our current curriculum being used for Indiana History. The book highlights unique and exceptional individuals who have made a triumphant impact unique to Northwest Indiana. This certainly allows the students to relate to the history of Indiana at a more personal level. My students really enjoy learning about these individuals and always get very excited when we open the book to read about another ‘hero’ from our area.”
—Candace Wadas, Saint Mary Catholic Community School

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