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African American Inventors

by Otha Richards Sullivan

It is often hard to find information on African Americans of distinction.  This well written book by a former Detroit science teacher has sections on inventors with Michigan connections such as Elijah McCoy and Claude Harvard plus many more from around the United States.  Includes a chronology, bibliography, index and numerous black and white photos.  ©1998.  7.5 x 9.5,  164 pages.  Hardcover.
(Grades 6-8))

Black Stars - African American Inventors

School Price $24.95

by Bruce Mueller and William H. Wilde

Where to find them and how to polish them are only two aspects of this informative guide about our sometimes illusive, but beautiful state stones. Also gives rules about taking stones from state and national park land and where private beaches begin and end. Numerous black and white photos. ©2004. 5.5 x 8.5. 70 pages. Paperback.

Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones
School Price $12.95

by Jean Shafer and Susan Popp Clark

Helps build student confidence for the social studies MEAP. This concise reproducible booklet has 34 different activities which focus on basic economic concepts. It is divided into four sections: economic fundamentals, market fundamentals, business fundamentals, & government fundamentals. Answers to questions included. ©1998. 8.5 x 11. 54 pages. Paperback.  Middle school level. REPRODUCIBLE

School Price $15.95

by John Penrod

Superb and tremendous describe the photography in this book. Photos of Windmill Island, tulip farms and the people of Holland and its community. Shows and tells what Dutch heritage is all about. Just looking through it makes you wish the tulips could stay all year! Learn about costumes and customs. Good explanations of the pictures on each page. ©1999. 8.5 x 12.  60 pages. Hardcover.

School Price $9.95

- Lessons in History, Civics, Geography and Economics
by Jean Shafer

Many students are challenged by the chart and graph elements found on the MEAP tests. Here is a way to give them practice and increase their confidence! Dr. Shafer provides 37 independent activities for 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. They are divided into four groups: Early America, America Grows, the 1900s, America Today. ©2003. 8.5 x 11.44 pages. REPRODUCIBLE. Paperback.

Learning From Charts and Graphs
School Price $15.95

Michigan Map Skills and Information Workbook

The book zeroes in on areas of Michigan using actual sections of the state highway map. Maps and activities about the Great Lakes region are included at the end. An ideal complement for any study of Michigan—or as a short course during Michigan Week!

Michigan Map Skills & Information Workbook
by Paul McCreary   (10th ed. 2004)

Just revised to contain more social studies benchmarks and to improve use by younger students. This 32 page book with full color maps is a very practical teaching aid. It presents map reading skills using the official state highway map in a workbook format. Great Life Skills!  Some specific skills are:

Determining location
Using map indexes
Understanding map legends and symbols
Finding distances and planning routes

32 pages 12 x 15 Paperback.  Click here to view table of contents.

Workbook Single copy 
ISBN 0-910726-78-7      
(15 or more $7.85 each)

Teacher's Guide in a handy folder.  32 pages  $7.85
ISBN 0-910726-79-5

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Michigan
by Bill Jamerson  SHOWN ON PBS!

Turn back the clock to 1933- the middle of the worst depression the country has ever seen. Thousands of young men between the ages of 17 and 23 are finding a purpose in their lives as a part of the CCC in Michigan. They fought forest fires, built park structures, planted trees and did many other useful projects. Students can get the feel of turning out to morning exercise in the snow while under the supervision of a "kindly" army officer! The video includes interviews with over a dozen men who were there- an experience which changed their lives!  ©1993.  58 minutes. (6th grade - Adult)
Camp Forgotten - The Civilian Conservation Corps in Michigan - Video
VHS video price
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by Great Lakes Historical Society

A high quality video of the complete history of the Edmund Fitzgerald from its launch to the sinking off Whitefish Point. It includes footage from the submarine investigations of the wreck site done in 1994. A great addition to any Michigan unit.  ©1993 14 minutes.
The Edmund Fitzgerald - Video by Great Lakes Historical Society
VHS video price  $20.95

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