Lumbering in Newaygo County

Grade Four

 

Imagine our county, barren of forests with eroding river banks and wind-blown sand. Then, contemplate Michigan forests today.

Students learn about the days of extensive logging; what, when, why, how it happened and who did it, as well as the significance of this period in our history. Primary and secondary sources are used to explore the relationship between our natural resources and the development of lumbering industries and how migration and immigration affected the growth of Newaygo County.

We will also compare logging in the late1800s with logging today and how we work today to protect this precious natural resource. In the study of economics, we will support the teaching of Market Economy concepts.

Supports grade four level content expectations: H3.0.1, H3.0.2, H3.0.3, H3.0.5, H3.0.8, G4.0.1, E1.0.1, E1.0.3, E1.0.4, E1.0.5, E1.0.6. E1.0.7, E2.0.1, E3.0.1

Funding generously provided by

FREE ADMISSION 

October 31st- April 1st

 

Thursday - Friday - Saturday

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 October 31st- April 1st

12 Quarterline Road

PO Box 361

Newaygo, MI 49337


231-652-5003  

 

museum@newaygocountyhistory.org

Newaygo County Museum and

Heritage Center

The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center is a community history project whose mission is to collect, preserve, and share Newaygo County’s history.

 

The NCMHC is supported by individual contributions, in-kind support, the generosity of local business people, the Fremont Area Community Foundation, The Gerber Foundation, The Arthur and Virginia Nelsen InFaith Community Foundation, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and, of course, our Guests and Volunteers!

 

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