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Michigan History

  1. 1. Michigan: The Great Lakes State By Katy Andrews 3rd-4th grade Michigan History
  2. 2. Why Should We Learn About Michigan? • Educate and inform others • To be knowledgeable about the state you live in • Meets the third grade standard of studying Michigan history, according to the Grade Level Content Expectations, indicated below.
  3. 3. Everything You Would Ever Want to Know About Michigan • State Symbols – Flower -Fish – Reptile -Stone – Tree -Soil – Game Mammal -Bird • Important People & Dates • Other FUN Facts • QUiZ! • About the Author Quit
  4. 4. APPLE BLOSSOM -designated in 1897 -Sponsors noted it was “one of the most fragrant and beautiful flowered species of apple.” It is native to the state. Quit
  5. 5. PAINTED TURTLE -chosen in 1995 as the state reptile -a group of fifth graders discovered that Michigan did not have a state reptile, so decided on the painted turtle-it was passes through congress, and is now recognized statewide. Quit
  6. 6. White Pine -1955: the towering White Pine was chosen as the state tree. -symbol of one of Michigan’s greatest industries. > 1870 to early 1900s, Michigan led the nation in lumber production. Quit
  7. 7. WHITE-TAILED DEER -selected in 1997 as state same mammal > group of Zeeland fourth graders pushed the issue of having a state mammal -can be found in every Michigan county -an important natural and economic resource. Quit
  8. 8. TROUT 1965: trout designated as the state fish > specifically, the brook trout > brook trout are native to Michigan & found throughout the state Quit
  9. 9. PETOSKEY STONE -adopted in as the state stone -fossilized coral -existed in the northern Lower Peninsula about 350 million years ago Quit
  10. 10. KALKASKA SAND -1990: chosen as state soil -First classified as soil type in 1927 -ranges in color from black to yellowish brown -1 of 500 soils found in the state -covers nearly a million acres in Michigan counties Quit
  11. 11. AMERICAN ROBIN -designated in 1931 as state bird -people call the robin “the best known and best-loved of all the birds in the state of Michigan” Quit
  12. 12. Some Quick Facts • Nicknames: Great Lakes State, Wolverine State • Statehood: Jan. 26, 1837 (26th) • Capital: Lansing • State Motto: ‘Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice’, which translates, quot;If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.quot; • DID YOU KNOW.. Michigan has it’s own anthem? Click on the State Flag to hear it.. Quit
  13. 13. Quiz Time!! 1.What is Michigan’s State flower? 2. When did Michigan become a state (year)? 3. What is one of the nicknames for the state of Michigan? CLiCK THE MITTEN FOR ANSWERS!!  Quit
  14. 14. Check your answers 1.What is Michigan’s State flower? the apple blossom 2. When did Michigan become a state (year)? January 2, 1837 3. What is one of the nicknames for the state of Michigan? Great Lakes State, Wolverine State Quit
  15. 15. About the Author Katy Andrews is a Junior at Grand Valley State University, is originally from Battle Creek, MI. She is studying Psychology with an emphasis on Elementary Special Education, and has a strong passion for working with children. Her interests include running, camping, fishing, going to movies, reading, and listening to music. Question? Comments? Email Katy Quit
  16. 16. Cites • http://www.gettyimages.com • http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mhc_m hm_statesymbols2002_47909_7.pdfages.com /Search • http://www.michigan.gov/ • http://richards-creations.net/Mich/petoskey- stone.jpg Quit