Michigan StudiesDate: July 29, 2013 - August 01, 2013
Time: All Day Event
Location: Michigan Historical Museum, Lansing
On the Michigan Studies tour, you'll do more than just see the Soo Locksyou will ride through the locks, just as the big freighters do.
Spend four days immersed in learning how Michigan's economy has changed through time, and explore the places where some of our state's historically important industries developed.
July 29 and August 1 take place here at the Michigan Historical Museum; on July 30 an 31, you will travel to Hartwick Pines Logging Museum in Grayling, the Straits of Mackinac and Sault Ste. Marie.
In this workshop, you will:
- build a stronger understanding of economics as a social studies discipline
- learn how teaching history and economics together can make both more memorable
- visit sites that are significant to Michigan's economy and its history
- develop creative classroom lessons with other teachers
- learn about valuable teacher resources
Registration Deadline: June 17
Students listen to an interpreter inside the stockade at Fort Michilimackinac;
the Mackinac Bridge is in the background.
- Register online today!
- includes some meals and one overnight stay in northern Michigan.
- Register for only $250, when you pay in full by June 17.
For a small additional charge, SCECHS/SB-CEUs are available through Wayne County RESA. Additionally, participants in this workshop are eligible for graduate credit through Madonna University's Professional Development Program
Here is a brief itinerary of the four-day workshop:
July 29, Lansing
Improve your understanding of economic concepts and try some games that will reinforce your students' learning.
Hartwick Pines - Michigan's "Green Gold"
Fort Michilimackinac - The 18th-Century Fur Trade: Global & Local Economies
Mackinac Island - From Furs to Fudge: Evolution of the Island Economy
Mackinac Island - Fur Trade Under American Control
August 1, Lansing
Sault Ste. Marie - Shipping Then and Now: See the Locks Up Close
Return to Lansing
Fitting It All Together
Sharing Ideas and Resources
Plans for the Classroom
For more information, please send us an e-mail
or telephone (517) 335‑3192.
The Michigan Studies Workshop is presented in cooperation with the
Ingham Intermediate School District
Michigan History Foundation
The Michigan Historical Museumflagship of the Michigan
Historical Museum Systemis located inside the Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing. The museum and visitor parking are on the north side of Kalamazoo Street, two blocks east of M. L. King Jr. Boulevard. Weekend parking is free. Here's more information on Contact the Michigan Historical Center.