Michigan History for Kids



MH-K-rgb low resAimed 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.

Download the pricing information and details about each issue here.

Designed to be a supplemental aid in classrooms, issues of Michigan History for Kids thoroughly integrate Michigan’s Grade Level Content Expectations and other emerging standards into their many stories, information, and activities. 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.

Every issue of Michigan History for Kids also strives to include stories of people of color, who are normally overlooked or often forgotten in traditional academic materials, so that students develop a more complete understanding of our state’s past. This also enables educators to teach Michigan’s history from new perspectives and to make history meaningful to children throughout the state.

The accompanying website provides 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.

Order curriculum sets for your classroom here.

Homeschool teachers should call (800) 366-3703 to order.

See sample content of a printed issue.

See sample content of the website.

Go to the Michigan History for Kids website.


Historical Society of Michigan 7435 Westshire Dr., Lansing MI 48917
Email hsm@hsmichigan.org | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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