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Third graders at Hillel Day School learned about the city of Detroit in the classroom, on a field trip, and through individual research. Each student researched a specific attraction in the city, and ...

Third graders at Hillel Day School learned about the city of Detroit in the classroom, on a field trip, and through individual research. Each student researched a specific attraction in the city, and used what he or she learned to create a PowerPoint slide. The slides have been combined to teach others about the importance and historical significance of these places. We hope you enjoy and learn from our final product, whether you have visited or not!

This project helped students to develop skills in research, effective note taking, using technology to communicate information, and concepts of design.

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  • Third graders at Hillel Day School learned about the city of Detroit in theclassroom, on a field trip, and through individual research. Each studentresearched a specific attraction in the city, and used what he or she learned todesign a PowerPoint slide. The slides have been combined to teach othersabout the importance and historical significance of these places. We hope youenjoy and learn from our final product, whether you have visited or not!This project helped students to develop skills in research, effective notetaking, using technology to communicate information, and concepts of design.Liat RothfeldK-4th Grade Technology TeacherHillel Day School of Metropolitan DetroitFarmington Hills, Michigan
  • Fox TheatreLev M.The Fox Theatre is anamazing place for liveshows. There are comedies,musicals, concerts, andother types of shows. TheFox Theatre opened in 1928and it cost about 12 milliondollars to build. The FoxTheatre has a huge sign thatis 10 stories tall and you cansee it from far away. It isvery colorful. The inside ofthe Fox Theatre is veryamazing too.The Fox Theatre is a greatplace to go.Michigan.org
  • Detroit Institute of ArtsAsher A.There are many interesting things to see at the DetroitInstitute of Arts. You can see mummies, paintings, concertsand more. The first painting the DIA got was in 1883. Themuseum opened in 1885. The museum has one of the biggestand most important art collections. I hope you go to the DIA.Detroit1701.org
  • Hart PlazaAbby C.Did you know Hart Plaza was named after Phillip Hart? Hart Plaza opened in 1975.There is a beautiful fountain in the middle of Hart Plaza. There are a lot of summerfestivals and a lot of concerts. People can sit outside and see the Detroit River andCanada. People go to Hart Plaza to get entertained and relax.Motorcitypride.org
  • Ford FieldHenry E.Ford Field is a great place toentertain you because theDetroit Lions play at FordField. Did you know thatFord Field has glasswindows that allow you tosee the Detroit River? Theyhosted the 2006 SuperBowl, also known as theSuper Bowl XL. In 2002 theyhosted the 2002 High SchoolFootball Championship. Ihope you go to Ford Fieldfor the next Lions game.Michigan.org
  • Cobo CenterLindsay S.Did you know you can see theCobo Center all the way fromWindsor? Cobo is a good placefor conferences, conventions andspecial events. It hosts the AutoShow and sometimes dog shows.It is one of the biggestconvention centers in the U.S.A.Cobo is trying to become moregreen. There are recycling bins allover the place. Some rooms haveglass ceilings and walls so theydon’t use a lot of electricity, andprovide beautiful views of the cityand the Detroit River. Cobo hasbeen open since 1960. Cobo isnamed after Albert E. Cobo. Ilike visiting Cobo Center.
  • Detroit Historical MuseumAdina A.Did you know that the Detroit HistoricalMuseum has over 250,000 artifacts? Wellit’s true. The Detroit Historical Museum hasa lot of fun stuff such as 18th century stores,cobble stone streets, an auto assembly line,and a fantastic Underground Railroadexhibit. Did you know that the beaver is theDetroit mascot? The beaver is the Detroitmascot because when the Native Americanswere around people would use the animalskins as money, and Detroit had a lot ofbeavers. Beaver skins were very valuable sopeople came to Detroit, and that’s how wegot our big population.Detroit1701.org
  • Spirit of DetroitSeth G.The Spirit of Detroit is a statuethat represents the city ofDetroit. In the right handthere is a boy and a girl whichrepresents a family group. Inthe left hand there is a spherewith lines sticking out of itwhich represents G-d.The Spirit of Detroit was puton display in 1950. It is madeof bronze and it is 26 feet tall.The statue was created by alocal artist named MarshallFredricks. When the DetroitRed Wings won the StanleyCup in 1997 they put a RedWings jersey over it to helpcelebrate. They’ve done thesame thing with other Detroitteams.
  • Detroit Opera HouseNora S.The Detroit Opera House has many musicals. They have opera, ballet,comedy shows, and parties. The architect was C. Howard Crane. TheDetroit Opera House opened in 1922. The Detroit Opera House is a greatplace to have parties. The Detroit Opera House is a really beautiful placeto get entertainment.Detroit1701.org
  • Old MainDid you know Old Main has a clock tower? OldMain is very tall. Old Main lives up to its name. Ithas been around since 1897. Old Main was thefirst high school in Michigan. Right now Old Mainhas 2,000 students from Wayne State University!When you are in college, Old Main is where youshould go!!!Jacob
  • Museum of African American HistoryYossefChaimThe Museum of African American History is a great place to visit. Thereare many things to see and do at the Museum of African AmericanHistory. It also has a lot information that you can learn. You can learnabout the Underground Railroad. There are also concerts, festivals andevents during the year. Dr. Charles Wright started this museum in 1965.There is also a library. I hope you visit the museum.Detroit1701.org
  • Gem and Century TheatresRaynaThe Gem and Century Theatres aregreat places to hang out. There are somany things to do there. The Gem wasbuilt in 1927. At the Gem and CenturyTheatres you can see musicals and othershows. You can have parties, and youcan go to the restaurant called theCentury Grill. The Gem and CenturyTheatres are important because theyare a part of Detroit’s history. The Gemand Century Theaters are really coolplaces to go.Michigan.org
  • The People MoverJosh G.Did you know that the PeopleMover can take 15 minutes tomake a full loop? It circles allover the city. The PeopleMover’s top speed is 56 milesper hour, and it only costs 75cents per ride. The PeopleMover runs on computers sothere is no driver. So hop onand have a ride.Lightrailnow.org
  • Shoshana S.I am going to tell you about Comerica Park. It is where thousands of fanswatch the Detroit Tigers play. You can go on a carousel ride and you canbuy Tigers clothing. Something that is interesting is that the scoreboard isso big that it’s maybe the biggest in the world.Comerica Park
  • The Detroit Public LibraryBecky B.Did you know that the Detroit Public Library has over four million books? It also hasrare book collections. When the library opened in 1865 it had five thousand booksand was a part of the Old Capital High School. Now the Detroit Public Library is thebiggest library system in Michigan. Do you live near the main library? If not, you cango to one of the twenty-three branches of the library.See you there.Detroit1701.org
  • Fisher BuildingMicayla J.Do you know what the FisherBuilding is? The Fisher Building isreally tall! It is 441 feet high. Manypeople call it Detroits Largest ArtObject. People can do a lot of thingsthere. There are shops, offices, andmore! The building was built in 1928by the Fisher brothers. the Fisherbrothers hired Albert Kahn to designthe building. The Fisher Building is abuilding that is built for people. It is aplace to work and be entertained.Michigan.org
  • Renaissance CenterJonah C.The Renaissance Center is a great place to hang out if youare in Detroit. You can see an amazing view of Windsor andthe Detroit River from the top. You can stay at the MarriottHotel. There are 73 floors in the tallest tower and there are4 other smaller towers around it. There are 2 more smalltowers off to the side. The Renaissance Center has been thetallest building in Michigan since it was built in 1977.Michigan.org
  • Fox TheatreMax F.You can recognize the Fox Theatre anywhere because of its 10story tall marquee. Kid Rock and many others perform there. Ittook 18 months to build and opened in 1928. It cost about $12million. Some call the Fox Theatre “The Crown Jewel of Detroit.”
  • Detroit Children’s MuseumBrie C.There are many things to do at the DetroitChildren’s Museum. The Detroit Children’sMuseum was started in the year 1917.There are over 100,000 artifacts in theDetroit Children’s Museum. You can seedinosaur bones, fossils, masks, dolls androcks. Also, you can learn about science,history and cultures from around the world.There are more than 26,000 people a yearwho visit the museum. You can make thatnumber higher by visiting.