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The major categories under which the lessons are organized include:

Elementary Lesson Plans
Early Elementary Michigan US History Era 1 US History Era 2 US History Era 3

Early Elementary

Walking With Ruby Bridges
By:  Carol Connor
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Family Histories
By:  Julie Castle & Marcy Goyett
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Your Community: Then and Now
By:  Karen Lemmons
Your Community:  Then and Now Lesson Plan

The United States Flag:  A Symbol of Our Country
By:  Kelly Hoffman
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The History of Women Addressing Problems in the Community
By:  Christina Del Pizzo & Caroline Semrau
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Comparing and Contrasting Maps
By:  Robin Mitchell
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Values and Principles of American Democracy Fairness
By:  Leonna Blessing
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The Toledo War:  Michigan Attains Statehood
By:  Donna Vincent
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Pioneer Life In Michigan
By:  Kathryn Hribar
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Podcast Guides                    Podcasts/MP3 Files                          Additional Resources
Podcast Guide 1
Podcast Guide 2
Podcast  Guide 3
Podcast  Guide 4
Podcast  Guide 5
Podcast  Guide 6
Podcast  Guide 7
1.  Meet the Nowlin Family
2.  The Boat Ride Across Lake Erie
3.  The House and the Farm
4.  Making Money and Getting Food
5.  William Wants a Pig
6.  Unwanted Visitors
7.  Inside the Nowlin House
Compare and Contrast Chart 
Comparison and Contrast Rubric
Rubric for Retelling
Rubric for Visual Respresentation

How do people use, modify, and adapt to the environment of Michigan?
By:  Kathryn Hribar
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Adapting to Michigan Photos
Photo Analysis Worksheet
Michigan Photo Assessment

Examining Primary Source Advertisements From Michigan
By:  J'aime Holderbaum

Examining Primary Source Advertisements From Michigan Lesson Plan
Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources

Finnish Immigrant Experience in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (Mid 1800s-Early 1900s)
By:  Mary Myton
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Underground Railroad in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region
By:  Kristina Vanhala
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Train To Midnight:  A Journey on the Underground Railroad
Kristi Karis
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Migration and "The Orphan Train"

By:  Terence Madden
Migration and the Orphan Train Lesson Plan

Remember the Ladies: How Suffragists Changed Voting Requirements
in the Early 1900's
By:  Vanessa Holland
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Battle Creek, MI Feeds the World
By:  Emelia Johnson
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Elementary United States History 
Era 1: Beginnings to 1620

How European Explorers Changed the View of the World (1492-1590)
By:  Michael Catrell
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Exploring with the Early Explorers Using Primary Sources From the Library of Congress

By:  Eric Strommer
Exploring With the Early Explorers Lesson Plan

Trading Post:  Importance of Significance of Trading on the Frontier (1500's-present)
By:  Rita Lockridge
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How Historians Can Use Art As Artifacts (1500's)
By:  Mary McCafferty Douglass
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Native People of the Pacific Northwest
By:  Susan Soloman
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Native American Forced Assimilation From the 15th Century up to 1900
By:  Kathryn R. Munoz
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Westward Movement (1800s -2000)
By:  Neeta Jacobson
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Era 2:  Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763)

Jamestown:  Significant Events in the Establishment of Jamestown (early 1600s)
By:  Kenneth Dunwoody
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The African Slave Trade (1585-1763)
By:  Robin Long
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Era 3:  Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1800) Grade 5

Hitting History With Primary Sources
Using the American Revolutionary War (1754)
By:  Judy Grifhorst
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Revolutionary War:  The Stamp Act of 1765
By:  Maria E. Wallevand
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Whose Side Is It?  Political Cartoon Analysis of The Stamp Act of 1765
By:  Sarah Stec
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The Stamp Act:  Cause and Effect
By:  Suzanne Wancha
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Voices of the Revolution:  People and Events (1773)
By:  Civeroreen Wilson
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Declaring Independence:  Fighting With Words (1776)
By:  Beth Shroyer Fortino
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Primary Answer Form

Importan Events That Led to the Constitution (1770s)
By:  Michelle Howarth
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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death (1775)
By:  Elly Plowman
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Who Was Kosciuszko and Why Don't We Remember Him?  1917
By: Melissa Belevender
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Religious Arguments For or Against the American Revolution
By:  William R.D. Hillaker
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The Treaty of Paris (1783)
By:  Alyson Jones
Treaty of Paris Lesson Plan

Reactions to the Revolutionary War- Who Really Won? (1783)
By:  Lisa M. Eischer
Library of Congress Image Comparison and Analysis
Library of Congress Image Comparison and Analysis Key
Reactions to the War