Michigan Studies

  • PDF DocumentMichigan's Official State Symbols

    You can download and print this wonderful brochure for your students.
  • PDF DocumentMichigan Tradebooks for the Classroom

  • Seeking Michigan

    A website featuring a growing collection of unique historical information that through digitized source documents, maps, films, images, oral histories and artifacts, creatively tells the many diverse stories of Michigan.
  • Michigan E-Library of Web Sites

    The Michigan Electronic Libraries'-Net location for a variety of Michigan web sites.
  • The Smithsonian's Local Legacies Project: Michigan

    Search the creative arts, crafts and customs celebrating Michigan's diverse culture.
  • Michigan History

    Michigan Council for History Education - This organization is THE organization representing Michigan History Education. It contains a list of workshops and conferences as well as resources.
    Great Lakes Information Network - Explore the history, geography, and environment of the Great Lakes region.
    Michigan EPIC Resource - A nice Michigan studies resource. The place for history themes information, history examples & topics, great CDV activities.
    Teaching About the Assembly Line - Learn about assembly lines and how they work. Read about Henry Ford and his Model T assembly lines. These sites cover the principles of mass production and industry. Includes movies of assembly lines and historical photos of workers.
    The Making of Modern Michigan: Digitizing Michigan's Past - The Making of Modern Michigan is a collaborative project involving 52 Michigan libraries. It includes local history materials from communities around the state. Michigan's unique heritage is represented through over 4,500 different subjects of photographs, family papers, oral histories, genealogical materials, and much more.
  • Michigan Geography

    MI Land Use Ppt & Documents - This helpful power point for kids and accompanying documents was created by Anastasia Katopodis at Logan Elementary in Detroit. If you are using Internet Explorer you may need to click the security bar at the top of you web page to allow pop-ups.
    Powerpoint DocumentHow Michigan Land is Used
    Excel DocumentMichigan Land Use
    Excel DocumentMichigan Products Foldable 
    M-Dot Downloadable Maps - The newest edition of the State Transportation map is now available at locations across the state and online. Produced by MDOT and widely distributed free of charge through Travel Michigan Welcome Centers and MDOT offices, the new edition features the state's beautiful roadside parks and scenic turnouts.
    Downloadable County Maps - Michigan County base-map features included: roads, rivers, lakes, streams, railroads, political jurisdiction boundaries, and other miscellaneous features.
    Great Lakes Lightouse Keepers Association
    Seeing the Light-Lighthouse of the Great Lakes
    Great Lakes Information Network - Explore the history, geography, and environment of the Great Lakes region.
    Colorful Atlas of the United States - You can select the state of your choice and find maps that are topographic, show counties, and are shaded/relief, as well as satellite images. An interesting 1895 map of each state is also available.
    Blank Outline Maps - This online atlas inlcludes blank and outline maps of states, countries, continents. Maps are printable to allow students to label or color. The only negative is the page is cluttered with advertisements
  • Michigan Government

    CDV Lesson Plans & Resources - The Mi Dept of History, Arts, and Libraries has assembled this collection of resources for educators.
    Michigan Government Resource - One stop resource for all things about Michigan government, info, links to education.
    Office of the Governor - This portal to Michigan's government provides links to state agencies and other government-related sites. It would probably be used more as background info for the teacher.
  • Michigan Economics

    Econ Ed Link - Super econ lessons for every grade, very easy to use.
    Michigan Council on Economic Education - Your Michigan headquarters for economic resources, programs, and links. Check out the calendar of events!
  • Powerpoint DocumentWayne County October SS Update