Teachers: Michigan Studies Summer Workshop Information from the Michigan Historical Center

Do you have professional development plans yet for this summer? Here’s your chance to gain an in-depth understanding of Michigan’s history and economics, while enjoying some of Michigan’s most scenic places.
Registration has begun for the Michigan Historical Center’s 2013 Michigan Studies summer workshop for Social Studies teachers. Four days densely packed with history and economics at museums and historic sites will energize you as you look ahead to the new school year.
SB-CEUs will be available through Wayne County RESA for $10.
Below is a sneak peek at the workshop itinerary:
• July 29
Lansing: Economic Concepts and Games in the Michigan Historical Museum galleries
• July 30
Hartwick Pines State Park: Michigan’s Green Gold
Fort Michilimackinac: The 18th Century Fur Trade: Global & Local Economies
Mackinac Island: From Furs to Fudge: Evolution of the Island Economy
• July 31
Mackinac Island: Furs to Fudge Continued
Sault Ste. Marie: Shipping Then and Now: see the locks up close
Return to Lansing
• August 1
Lansing: Tying It All Together
Sharing Ideas and Resources
Plans for the Classroom
Comments from past participants have included:
• “I appreciated learning economic terms and how they relate to Michigan.”
• “Talking with other teachers was very helpful.  Learning more about our history, so I feel more comfortable teaching it.”
• “I learned a lot when we were free to explore and ask questions.  Visiting the sites and speaking to experts at the locations added to the experience.”
• “I thought I knew history but this was so helpful – pulling it all together.”
Please share this announcement with your colleagues! The workshop is especially productive for teaching teams.

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