Michigan Time Traveler
|Kids' History!Reading is fun and so is history with the Michigan Time Traveler, produced by the Michigan Historical Center for Lansing Newspapers in Education, Inc.|
The Michigan Time Traveler featured Michigan history topics for kids in a bright and lively newspaper page that appeared monthly in the Lansing State Journal from 2000 through 2004.
Below, you will find the Michigan Time Traveler pages and the accompanying teacher's guides in PDF format.
Newspaper Pages and Teacher's Guides
• 2004 Editions Topics for the Michigan Time Traveler include the Tawas Point Lighthouse, archaeological fakes, Detroit's Pewabic Pottery, the Blackburns' escape to Canada via the Underground Railroad and the 125th anniversary of Michigan's State Capitol.
• 2003 Editions Topics for the Michigan Time Traveler include icy winters, aviation history, famous fires, the fall harvest, Civil War flags, Michigan libraries, Fort Wilkins, Michigan Week, the Higgins Lake nursery, March madness, Idlewild and Lansing's car manufacturing history.
• 2002 Editions Topics for the Michigan Time Traveler include vintage toys, the Michigan-Canada connection, Houdini, industrial archaeology, Father Jacques Marquette, aprons, gardening, lighthouses, rock music, Michigan kids' books, the Underground Railroad and a mystery schooner.
• 2001 Editions Topics for the Michigan Time Traveler include kids at Fayette and on the WWII homefront, antique maps, traveling in the 1840s, mining, getting around in Detroit before cars, lumberjacks, Native Americans, diseases, early newspapers, civil rights heroes and Michigan statehood.
• 2000 Editions Topics for the Michigan Time Traveler include the millennium, African American photographers, immigrants, archaeology and one-room schools.