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How Michigan Came to Be!


Students will identify the need for new historical accounts and construct interactive timeline of Michigan’s past.  Each student will adopt a different historical perspective, either Native American or European, to drive their timeline.   Through a series of lessons, students learn historical content (the history of their state), historical empathy (the understanding of different historical perspectives), and historical thinking (chronological thinking and primary and secondary source interpretation) by studying the following aspects in the history of their state and the relationship between these aspects: American Indians in Michigan, European explorers, early settlements, and statehood.  As they learn about different aspects of Michigan’s journey to statehood, students will create a timeline to sequence significant events (exploration, settlement, statehood) drawing connections and conclusions between and about these events in Michigan’s history. Using a variety of primary and secondary resources students will describe interactions and events that occurred throughout Michigan’s history.

Learning Targets: 
3 – H3.0.1 Identify questions historians ask in examining the past in Michigan (e.g., What happened? When did it happen? Who was involved? How and why did it happen?
3 – H3.0.2 Explain how historians use primary and secondary sources to answer questions about the past.
3 – H3.0.3 Describe the causal relationships between three events in Michigan’s past (e.g., Erie Canal, more people came, statehood).
3 – H3.0.5 Use informational text and visual data to compare how American Indians and settlers in the early history of Michigan adapted to, used, and modified their environment.
3 – H3.0.6 Use a variety of sources to describe interactions that occurred between American Indians and the first European explorers and settlers in Michigan (e.g., trade, treaties).
Resource Type: 
Creative Commons Licence