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.