Michigan's History in the Classroom
Aimed at children in third and fourth grades, where state history is taught in Michigan’s schools, Michigan History for Kids Curriculum Set goes beyond the textbooks, exploring the history and heritage of all Michigan’s peoples. It is a pack of 12 (or 6) curriculum issues presented in a magazine format.
Using both print and digital platforms and a racial-equity lens, each issue brings to life a different part of our state’s past and features stories about the diverse people, places, and events that have impacted Michigan over time.
The journey continues online!
Here on our website, students and teachers with curriculum sets of Michigan History for Kids have access to interactive activities, expanded information, and audio files that read the stories to students. Online lesson plans have also been created, which provide more detailed activities that can be used in the classroom. The lesson plans amplify the magazine’s content and present additional information that enhance the students’ learning experiences.
Each issue is based on a theme and includes stories from all over the state and different time periods. Step into the footsteps of Michigan's first people. Dive into the history of our towns, regions, and stories. There's so much waiting for you to discover. Click the button below to start exploring!
Our online activities and curriculum sets come with more than just material for students—we offer a large collection of teacher resources as well. Using our easy-to-search compendium broken down by key terms and Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE), our resources page is meant to aid any teacher using Michigan History for Kids in the classroom.