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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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