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Making Connections with Michigan History
Making Connections with Michigan History
Posted on 12/31/2018
Students with artifacts

Third graders at Flickinger Elementary connected with the Three Fires of Michigan in a new way through a great Native American presentation by Mr. Gary Ghareeb.

After reading expository texts and a historical fiction about what life was like for Native Americans in Michigan in the days before statehood and creating an explorer board on Discovery Education, students had the unique opportunity to interact in a hands on way with artifacts. 

Mr. Ghareeb discussed Native American life and history with explorers including settlements and culture.  Students especially enjoyed wearing furs and jewelry as well as exploring Native American toys and tools.

"We played a Native American game where you swing a stick on a string and try to catch the bones," commented Max Skrabut.

"I liked that we could touch the furs, blankets, and other artifacts," said third grader Charrie Shufford. 

This unique learning experience was provided in thanks to the generosity of the Flickinger Parent Group.