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Click below to access the Michigan History preview section previewed at NCSS Washington DC December 3, 2017

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The 3rd Grade Michigan Studies book will consist of five major units with sections within each focused on the four main disciplines and public policy.

 

Chapter 1 – What makes Michigan Special?

Supporting questions:

What can we use to learn about the geography of Michigan?

What natural and human characteristics are significant in Michigan?

 

Section 1:  Introduction to Michigan

 

Section 2:  What is a State?

 

Section 3:  What are the significant features of Michigan?

 

Section 4:  The Great in the Great Lakes

 

Section 5:  Michigan’s Human Characteristics

 

Section 6:  Natural Resources

 

Section 7:  Regions

 

Chapter 2 – What factors most specifically impact Michigan’s Economy?

 

Supporting Questions:

How does our location and resources affect our economy?

What role does specialization and trade play in our lives?

How does scarcity influence our economy?

 

Section 1:  What is Economics?

 

Section 2:  Productive Resources

 

Section 3:  Scarcity, Choice, Opportunity Cost

 

Section 4:  Michigan’s Economy Today

 

Section 5:  Specialization and Interdependence

 

Section 6:  Michigan’s Economic Future

 

Section 7:  Public Issues – Wind farms

 

Chapter 3 –How did the movement of people impact the early history of Michigan?

 

Supporting Questions:

What ways have the people of Michigan interacted with their environment?

What push and pull factors influenced the movement of people in Early American History?

What consequences resulted from the interactions between various cultural groups?

 

Section 1:  Historical Thinking

 

Section 2:  Indigenous People – Then and Now

 

Section 3:  The French and the Fur Trade

 

Section 4:  The British

 

Section 5:  Pioneer Settlement

 

Section 6:  The Road to Statehood

 

Section 7:  Public Issues – Net Fishing

 

Chapter 4:  How has Michigan Changed over Time?

Supporting Questions:

How did the people of Michigan interact with their environment?

How has technology and natural resources affected the development of our state?

 

Section 1:  Farming

 

Section 2:  Lumbering

 

Section 3:  Mining

 

Section 4:  Manufacturing

 

Section 5:  The Auto Industry

 

Section 6:  Migration and Immigration

 

Chapter 5:  How does the government of Michigan respond to the needs of its people?

 

Supporting Questions:

How is the state government organized?

What are the rights and responsibilities of citizens?

Why do we need a state government?

 

 

 

 

Materials developed under a grant from the Michigan Department of Education