History and Geography 300

History and Geography 300 focuses on different types of communities and their local industries, such as farming and fishing, placing special emphasis on a variety of manufacturers in Michigan. Additionally, the course presents a survey of several 19th- and 20th-century inventors and inventions. These areas of focus target three major content strands: Geography, History, and Economics.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:

  • Describe various types of farms and some of the tasks required in farming.
  • Locate and describe different fishing communities in the United States and the types of fish found in each one.
  • Describe how the process of mining has changed over the years and what types of minerals and ore are mined.
  • Describe how the process of logging has changed over the years and the challenges faced by the logging community today.
  • Identify significant manufacturing industries and specific companies with a presence in Michigan.
  • Identify significant inventors, such as Samuel F. B. Morse, Alexander Graham Bell, and Thomas Edison, noting their accomplishments.
  • Identify significant events and people in the history of space exploration.

Additionally, students will gain practice in report-writing and story-writing, covering topics like tall tales, manufacturers in Michigan, trips to space, and more.

State: National, California, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington
Grade Level: 3
Category: History & Social Sciences
Course Length: Year