Teaching With Primary SourcesBy J'aime Holderbaum
This plan was developed under a grant from the Library of Congress at Wayne County RESA
Level: Upper Elementary
Day 1 Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources
Day 2 Examining Primary Source Advertisements From Michigan
Day 3 Research to Discover if Still in Business
Day 4 Create Your Own Michigan Advertisement
|Day 3: Research to determine if the Michigan product is still produced or if the company is still in business.
Research to determine if the Michigan product is still produced or if the company is still in business.
Discuss why or why not and how Michigan's natural, human, and capital resources contribute to this.
The teacher can either model this via the classroom media projector or if students have computer access, they can view the provided links to learn about the company or product.
Below are a few suggested sites to use when conducting this research. There are two companies that do not have a suggested link. Discuss with students why they think there is not a link for these.
Detroit &Cleveland Navigation Company (1911-1950)
Detroit Electric Car (1907-1939)
Caille Perfection Motor Company @1925-1930s
Michigan Buggy Co. (1909-1913)
Brewster’s Rein Holder
The American Boy Magazine (1899-1941)
Ford Motor Co.
St. Johns Table Co.