Detroit Tour Project - Mrs. Radner's Third Grade Class


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Third graders at Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit learn about the city of Detroit through a bus tour and through research. In school, each student researches the significance and history of a specific place in Detroit. Students learn to summarize, take notes, and turn their notes into a well crafted paragraph. Each student then designs a slide in PowerPoint to teach others about the importance of their place. The slides include information from students’ research, from personal knowledge, and from the actual tour of Detroit that the third graders take in the spring.

The work for this project was done in students’ classrooms and in their weekly computer class with Ms. Rothfeld.

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Detroit Tour Project - Mrs. Radner's Third Grade Class

  1. 1. Detroit Tour Project<br />Mrs. Radner’s Third Grade Class<br />June 2011<br />
  2. 2. The Detroit Science Center<br />The Detroit Science Center is a place where there are lots of exhibits that teach you about everything in science. It was one of the first centers in the U.S. for science exploration. It has a planetarium that can teach you about the planets. In this museum, there are hands-on exhibits, an explore store and a Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre. The Detroit Science Center was founded by Dexter Ferry. The Detroit Science Center is a great place for families to explore with science and technology. The Detroit Science Center is a great place to go to have fun!<br />Ethan Biederman<br />
  3. 3. Ford Field<br />If you want to see football, go to Ford Field. It’s the place to see your Detroit Lions on any home game!!! If you get hungry, we have food. We also have concerts, conventions and trade shows. If you come you might see Rock and Roll Hall of Famers like U2, Kid Rock and a lot of famous Rock and Rollers. Sadly, all the events are done for now, but they start in the summer!!!<br />By Jeremy Kahan<br />
  4. 4. The Fox Theatre <br />The fox theatre is a great place to see plays, shows and musicals. The fox theatre is a special part of Detroit. the interior is magnificent! I love it! don’t forget the creative ten- story marquee! <br />The theatre was also a national historical landmark. You should really go there sometime. I really like the fox theatre, and I hope you do too.<br />josh s.<br />
  5. 5. The Fisher Building<br /> The Fisher Building is a great place to go when you have nothing going on. It has a radio station , WJR , that broadcasts from there. It also has daycare, stores, food, art, workers and a theater. There was gold on the top of the building, but they changed it to green. <br /> This is what makes this place unique to me: My Papa Louie was the owner a long time ago before he passed away. <br /> Here are some interesting facts. They started to build the Fisher Building in 1927 and finished in 1928. Why would someone want to visit this place? First, if people have kids, they can shop while the kids go to daycare. Second, people can eat there. Third, they can get a job!!!<br /> These are reasons why you should go to the Fisher Building. <br />Erin Mattler<br />
  6. 6. The Detroit Public Library <br />The Detroit Public Library is a great place to read about history. It opened March 25, 1865. It has 439,000 books in the whole library to choose from. There are 3 floors and 8 reference departments. Only people with a valid Michigan driver’s license or state ID can get a library card. You could go today!<br />Elijah Appelman<br />
  7. 7. The Renaissance Center <br />A lot happens in the Renaissance Center. It has offices, hotel rooms and it’s right next to the Detroit River. You can also sleep in the Ren Cen. This is what makes the place unique. You can see people drive their boats when you look out your window. If you need somewhere to stay, maybe you can stay at the Renaissance Center. This is what’s interesting about the Renaissance Center. You can see boat races out of your window. For a meeting, maybe see what it’s like. <br />Russell Presser<br />
  8. 8. Old Main<br />Old Main is a building in Wayne State University. It has been standing for over 100 years. It is a very famous part of WSU.<br />Wayne State University was built in 1895. It was built to be Detroit’s first high school. It started out in a “T” shape, but then was constructed into an “H” shape. The school started out with over 30,000 students. If you want to see a piece of Detroit history, come to Wayne State University.<br />RomyKennet<br />
  9. 9. Comerica Park<br />Benny Kirshner<br />If you hear a lot of noise and you’re in downtown Detroit and it’s summer, you are at Comerica Park! If you want see a baseball game with the largest scoreboard, come here. If you’re looking to shop, there are so many stores. <br />Are you hungry? Not anymore! There are tons of restaurants like Leo’s Coney Island. There are a lot of attractions. It cost 300 million dollars to build Comerica Park. <br />I’ll see you at the game!<br />
  10. 10. The People Mover<br />If you want to get around Detroit, the People Mover is the way to do it. One fact is that the People Mover has enormous windows. Another fact is that the People Mover has no driver. It is controlled by a computer. The People Mover costs 50 cents to ride. It is fun to look out the window and see Detroit because the People Mover is higher up than the street. <br />You might want to use the People Mover today!<br />Ruby<br />Kellman<br />
  11. 11. Spirit of Detroit<br />The Spirit of Detroit is a symbol of Detroit. It is located in downtown Detroit. It is a great statue to go to. People dress up the statue on St. Patrick’s Day. It is a simple delicate statue. It has real meaning to people. The people who designed it, designed it in 1936. They thought of it in Oslo, Norway. The original sculpture was a 16-foot bronze statue. It is a historical masterpiece. It is a beautiful and amazing statue. <br />If you like statues, go to The Spirit of Detroit. <br />By: David Hermelin<br />
  12. 12. The Bonstelle Theater<br />The Bonstelle Theater is a wonderful part of Wayne State University. The old Beth El is now the Bonstelle Theater! You can easily be entertained by watching the latest movies, famous musicals and shows. Did you know Henry Ford’s only Jewish friend was Albert Kahn? Albert Kahn designed the Bonstelle Theater. The Bonstelle Theater is great!<br />Ben Goldstein<br />
  13. 13. Museum of African-American History<br />The Museum of African-American History is an interesting landmark in Detroit. Did you know that Dr. Charles Wright started the Museum of African-American History? Yes, Dr. Charles Wright started the Museum of African-American History.<br />There are a few interesting things that people come to see at the museum. African Americans from Detroit or that live in Detroit are a part of African-American History and visitors can see how African-Americans got started in Detroit. People come to see the Underground Railroad. Many people come to see and hear all of the things from exhibits to lectures to concerts. People come from all around the globe. Some people just come to learn African-American history. <br />So now you know a few reasons to go to the Museum of African-American History. <br />I hope you go.<br />Maya Siegmann<br />
  14. 14. TheGemTheatre<br />The Gem Theatre is a great place to see musicals and plays. In 1927, the Gem Theatre was called “The Little Theatre of Detroit.” It was the heaviest building moved on wheels. A restaurant named “The Century Grille” opened there in 1999. You should go to the Gem Theatre.<br />Logan Morof<br />
  15. 15. The DIA<br />If you want to go see beautiful art, go to the DIA. There are over 65,000 pieces of art in the DIA, plus there is a huge mural painted by Diego Rivera. Only about 5,000 pieces of art are on display at one time. It is also one of the largest museums and very important collections in the world. The DIA also has a movie theater in it. People who love art would love to come here. The DIA has a “talking table” that shows you how people used to eat at a fancy meal. The DIA is a great place to visit! <br />By ElanKrakoff<br />
  16. 16. Music Hall<br />If you want to see a great production in a beautiful theater, the Music Hall is the place to do it. The Music Hall was built in 1928, and it was originally called the Wilson Theatre. William E. Kapp designed the interior of the Music Hall. The Wilson Theatre was renamed the Music Hall because the Detroit Symphony used to play here. Today the building is called The Music Hall Center. <br />The Music Hall is a great place to visit! <br /> <br />Noa Alterman<br />
  17. 17. Hart Plaza<br />If you want to go to a place with other people, come to Hart Plaza! Completed in 1978, there are beautiful fountains, a stage and amphitheater for shows, a place for fishing, large festivals, and you might even see the 4th of July fireworks. You may want to go for a boat ride or fair. There are also school trips and parties there, and many more things to do. What would you do at Hart Plaza????<br />Maya Gamer<br />
  18. 18. Detroit Opera House<br />The Detroit Opera House is a beautiful place to go. There are plays and shows. There are also dances, films, parties, magic shows, weddings, camps, classes, field trips and musicals. The Detroit Opera House entertains people who go there. Howard Crane designed it and designed other places like The Fox Theater and Orchestra Hall. It was one of the biggest buildings in the world. You should go to the Detroit Opera House for entertainment. You should plan your next event at the Detroit Opera House.<br />Eli Grey <br />