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MCHE Sept. E-Notes; Constitution Quiz & More

Electronic News Update
from the
Michigan Council for History Education
September 2014, Vol. XII, No. 1

Dear MCHE Members and Friends,

Is it really Labor Day? What happened to summer? With the U.S. Open and college football back on TV, this issue is late arriving. Three key opportunities continue to consume our time:

(A) The 200th birthday of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Sun., Sept. 14;

(B) Helping plan the MCHE History Conference at GVSU, Grand Rapids, on Fri.-Sat., Oct. 10-11. It continues to offer one of the most affordable events for Michigan educators. Hope to see you there!

(C) The Historical Society of Michigan Conference in Big Rapids on Fri.-Sun., Sept. 26-28. It offers tours, keynotes, many topical sessions and much more. We attached the program to this E-Notes.

Attached for your information is the National Council for History Education Position Paper on the A.P. U.S. HistoryAlso. MCHE is participating in a through review of the MDE Social Studies documents. More info on this project will be featured in the Oct. MCHE issue of E-Notes.

This issue contains one of the widest ranges of history-related topics that we have ever compiled. Unfortunately, it also runs a little longer than usual. For that, we apologize.

Best wishes,
Dr. Jim & Annette McConnell
Co-Editors, MCHE E-Notes

Attachments
1. September MCHE E-Notes, as pdf
2. Historical Society of Michigan Annual Conference program
3. NCHE A.P. U.S. History Position Paper
4. Holocaust Ignorance
5. Constitution Day Quiz (A “Bonus” Item)
NOTE: The MCHE E-Notes pdf attachment contains the same content as the message below. It is sent for those of you whose machines mess up the text of the E Notes.

NOTE: Check out the recent postings at www.michiganhistoryed.org
Be sure to follow developments in History Education in Michigan on MCHE’s website!
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. “MDE Social Studies Update; Genocide in History”
2, HSM to meet in Big Rapids, Sept. 26-28
3. Happy 200th Birthday to “The Star-Spangled Banner”
4. Teacher’s Lounge offers Many Resources for You
5. Plan Now to enroll your students in the National Geography Bee
6. Library of Congress Lesson of the Month
7. Check out Free Press readers’ Top 10 Underrated Attractions on I-75 between Detroit and the Soo:
8. “Inquiring about the Causes of World War I with Chronozoom”
9. Ella Sharp Museum offers tours to Cell Block 17 in Jackson Prison
10. Hauenstein Center offers unique Sept. events
11. Michigan offers key Civil War Sesquicentennial Web Sites
12. Michigan Humanities Council Updates
13. Michigan Historical Center selects new Museum System Director
14. “Descrechaska: Here is Everything” display opens in Wyandotte
15. Panama Canal’s 100th Anniversary Historical Display in Livonia Noble Library
16. Celebrate Constitution Day on Wed., Sept. 17th
17. “The Roosevelts” to air on PBS, Sept. 14
18. AARP describes “The New American Family”
19. Guven Witteveen comments on the Civil War Sesquicentennial
20. Call for 2014 MCSS Awards Nominations for teachers and students
21. MCSS sets Conference Dates
22. Interesting Films, Programs offered at Detroit Historical Museum & Dossin Great Lakes Museum
23. Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Honorees
24. “Anthem” tells SSB Story; Order Your Copy Now
25. Free Lectures offered at Caroline Kennedy Library in Dearborn Heights
26. Livonia Historic Cemetery Walk, Sept. 21
27. Tidbits from “Michigan History” posted at www.facebook.com/michiganhistory
28. Unique September Historical Events (A random selection)
29. Your ideas sought for “Michigan History for Kids”
30. Share the Kid’s Guide to the National Book Festival
31. Couldn’t get to the Battle of Mackinac Island Bicentennial?
32. River Raisin National Battlefield Park New Art Gallery
33. Clements Library offers Lecture,Wed., Sept. 24
34. “Weekly eCalendar of Detroit History and Cultural Heritage” from Kathleen Marcaccio
35. News from the Motor Cities Heritage Area
36. News from “Bridge” (The Center for Michigan)
37. Look: Stories from the Archives of Michigan
38. Selected Items from the History News Network (www.hnn.us)
39. Check out Book TV & American History TV Weekend Programming
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1. “MDE Social Studies Update; Genocide in History” are key topics at “MCHE & Great Lakes” History Conference
The 40th Great Lakes History Conference takes place on Fri.-Sat., Oct. 10-11, in downtown Grand Rapids. Conference theme is “Why Does It Happen? Complicity & Resistance to Genocide in World History.” Lodging is available at the Holiday Inn Downtown with a link on the conference website. *Registration details and more info at www.gvsu.edu/history
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2. HSM 140th Annual Meeting & State History Conference to meet in Big Rapids
The conference will be held September 26-28, 2014, in Big Rapids, Michigan. The main sessions will be held at the Holiday Inn Big Rapids. See attached program for full details or visit www.hsmichigan.org
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3. Happy 200th Birthday to “The Star-Spangled Banner”
DECLARE FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, as “RED, WHITE & BLUE” day in your school and school district! Encourage your students and colleagues to wear the colors of the Star-Spangled Banner as they join in a nationwide singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” MCHE webmaster Larry Bruce has created a website full of resources and suggestions at www.ssb.michiganhistoryed.org Sun., Sept. 14, marks the 200th anniversary of the events that inspired Francis Scott Key to draft the words for the song. To learn about “key” myths, read the blog of Dr. Mark Clague at http://starspangledmusic.org/banner-mythconceptions/ . It provides fascinating background on “The Star-Spangled Banner.” ******************************

4. Teacher’s Lounge offers Many Resources for You
This resource, created by the History News Networks, includes suggestions on many key topics, including Teaching the Constitution; Teaching History; Teaching World History ; Teaching the Middle East; Teaching 9-11; &Teaching Presidential Elections. To view the materials, visit http://hnn.us/article/143735
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5. Plan Now to enroll your students in the National Geography Bee
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge. Please register online September 15, 2014. Details at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/
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6. Library of Congress Lesson of the Month
Library of Congress WebQuest: Investigate and Explore the LOC Website by Susan Laninga, Grand Valley state University. This provides you with ideas on using Primary Sources from LOC. WebQuest
at http://educationextras.com/LOC%20pdfs%202012/Wayne%20County/Wayne%20County%20New/LOC%20Webquest.pdf
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7. Check out Free Press readers’ Top 10 Underrated Attractions on I-75 between Detroit and the Soo:
1.) Smiley Face water tower, West Branch
2.) Straits State Park bridge overlook, St. Ignace
3.) Castle Rock lookout point, St. Ignace
4.) Hartwick Pines State Park old growth forest, Grayling
5.) Old Mackinac Pointe beach, Mackinaw City
6.) Cross in the Woods, Indian River
7.) Firemen’s Memorial, Roscommon
8.) Museum Ship Valley Camp’s Edmund Fitzgerald lifeboats, Sault Ste. Marie
9.) McGulpin Point Lighthouse and beach, Mackinaw City
10.) City elk herd, Gaylord
How many have you visited? Make your plans now for Summer 2015. Ellen Creager, the “MIchigan Traveler,” appears in the “Detroit Free Press.” (Read the complete article at http://www.freep.com/article/20140817/COL21/308170009/Top-10-Michigan-Attractions-Drive75 .)
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8. “Inquiring about the Causes of World War I with Chronozoom”
Check out the May/June 2014 issue of “Social Education,” the National Council for the Social Studies Journal, to read this interesting article.
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9. Ella Sharp Museum offers tours to Cell Block 17 in Jackson Prison
For a truly unique tour experience, contact the Ella Sharp Museum to schedule a tour of a five story, 515 cell block in the large State of Michigan Prison just north of Jackson. For more info, visit http://ellasharpmuseum.org/
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10. Hauenstein Center offers unique Sept. events
(A) Donald Markle a former U.S. intelligence officer, Smithsonian Institute lecturer, and author, will be featured Mon., Sept. 15, 7 pm at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids with a lecture on “The Fox and the Hound: The Birth of American Spying”. Markle’s book of the same title, will be available for purchase and signing after his presentation. For tickets and more info, visit http://hauensteincenter.org/events-calendar/
(B) “Election Year: 2014-A Common Ground” Panel Discussion, Tues., Sept. 23, 2:30 p.m – 3:45 p.m.
Political Science Department at the Multipurpose Room on the atrium level of the Mary Idema Pew Learning and Information Commons, Allendale Campus. A panel of political science professors from GVSU will provide fresh perspectives on this year’s major elections and discuss the relationship between electoral politics and the media. Register and more info at http://hauensteincenter.org/events-calendar/
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11. Michigan offers key Civil War Sesquicentennial Web Sites
The Michigan Civil War Partners continue to maintain a website listing many resources and an updated list of upcoming events. It is worth checking. Full descriptions of the events are included on their website.
** Sept. 3 & 10. Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and Museum (224 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan).: http://garmuseum.com/.
** Sept. 6 – 7. Frontier Days Civil War Reenactment and Muzzle Loader Event (The Olde World Village, Augusta, Michigan) http://www.oldeworldvillage.com.
** Sept. 13 – 14. Civil War Days (Historic Fort Wayne, Detroit). http://historicfortwaynecoalition.com/cwdays.html.
For more info on these and many other upcoming events, and updates, visit http://www.micw150.us/
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12. Michigan Humanities Council Updates
(A) Fall Opportunity for Arts & Humanities Touring Grants
The Arts & Humanities Touring Grants, which help offset the cost of bringing quality performers and scholars to your community, are expected to open in early November. This is a change from previous years due to an upgrade in granting technology. An official opening date has not yet been determined; please refer to the website or future newsletters for additional information. If you have immediate questions, please call us at 517.372.7770.
(B) Save the Dates for Smithsonian Exhibit Tour
The 2014-15 tour of “The Way We Worked”, a Smithsonian exhibit exploring the history of our workforce over the past 150 years. is set to visit several sites across Michigan from Oct. 4 through July 19, 2015. The family friendly exhibit tells the story of work in American culture. The sites and dates are:(1) Artworks: Big Rapids, Oct. 4 – Nov. 30; (2) Oxford Public Library, Dec. 6, 2014-Feb. 1, 2015; (3) Thompson House Museum (Hudson), Feb. 7–March 29, 2015; Downtown Art Place: Ironwood , April 4–May 31; Plainwell Downtown Development Authority, June 6–July 19, 2015
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13. Michigan Historical Center selects new Museum System Director
Join us in welcoming Linda Endersby as the new director of the Michigan Historical Museum System. Linda comes to us from the State Museum of Missouri and we are excited to have her at the helm of our 12-site museum system.
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14. “Descrechaska: Here is Everything” display opens in Wyandotte
The Wyandotte Historical Museum has opened a new, permanent exhibit exploring the city’s history. On display in an updated gallery space, the exhibit features rarely seen images from museums and archives as far away as Quebec, Canada. The exhibit’s name, “Descrechaska,” comes from the Wyandot language, spoken by the Native Americans who lived in the region before the arrival of Europeans. The museum is open Thurs. – Sun.., noon-4 p.m..
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15. Panama Canal’s 100th Anniversary Historical Display in Livonia Noble Library
The Alfred Noble Library is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal (August 14, 1914) with a special historical display through September. World-famous Civil Engineer Alfred Noble, born in Livonia in 1844, was instrumental in the decision to locate the canal at Panama, linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. His engineering calculations helped determine the mechanical aspects used in the Canal’s design and construction. The display showcases official proclamations, resolutions and commendations from international and national dignitaries and organizations. =For more info, visit jneussendorfer. An interesting article on this is at http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20140803/NEWS10/308030036/Display-set-up-branch-library-honor-Livonia-man-who-helped-build-Panama-Canal
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16. Celebrate Constitution Day on Wed., Sept. 17th
Click on this link to find lesson plans and resources sorted by elementary, middle, and high school level. Please contactDavid Hales halesd if you use other resources that you would like to have posted.http://www.resa.net/curriculum/curriculum/socialstudies/highlights/constitutionday/webresources/
(From David Hales. Social Studies Consultant, Wayne County RESA)
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17. “The Roosevelts” to air on PBS, Sept. 14
Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” is a seven-part documentary about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor that’s slated to premiere 9/14/14.
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18. AARP describes “The New American Family”
In the Jun/July 2014 issue of “AARP: The Magazine”, an article stated that 40% of American families in 1970 were ‘Mom, Dad and the kids” while in 2013, the number had dropped to 19%. They also reported that 70% of adults were married in 1960, while only 51% were in 2012. The article offers much food for thought as we reflect on the world in which we live.
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19. Guven Witteveen comments on the Civil War Sesquicentennial
“Partly it may seem a shameless self-promotion, but actually I’m just editor of a local Civil War vet’s 1930s recollections near his final years. He did three enlistments and the last one from Dec. 1864 to late in 1865 is an eBook. The one about his year in the Union’s navy is currently being edited by our local history museum’s intern”: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006DFWOV4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B006DFWOV4&linkCode=as2&tag=httpthekicom-20 Civil War Memories on Foot and by Horse, 1862-1866 [Kindle] Francis Redfern( Author).”
(Editor’s Note: My thanks to Guven for sharing this item and other notes over the years.)
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20. Call for 2014 MCSS Awards Nominations or teachers and students
If you are working with someone whom you consider an excellent social studies educator or student we ask that you please nominate them for one of the nine MCSS awards to be given at the State Conference.
If you know someone who personifies all that is good in social studies then please NOMINATE HIM/HER for one of the following categories: Elementary Educator of the Year; Middle School Educator of the Yea; High School Educator of the Year; College-level Educator of the Year; Student Teacher of the Year; Middle School Student of the Year; High School Student of the Year; Mel Miller Award for Stewardship; Terry Kuseske Award for Promotion of Tolerance. For more info, contact Amy B. Bloom, JD, Oakland Schools, Amy.Bloom
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21. MCSS sets Conference Dates
The MCSS Conference will be Nov. 6-7 (starting in the afternoon on Nov. 6 and running through late afternoon on Friday). It will be held at the Best Western Plus in Lansing.
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22. Interesting Films, Programs offered at Detroit Historical Museum & Dossin Great Lakes Museum
(A) The next film to be featured at the Detroit Historical Museum this summer is “Anthem”, Sun., Sept. 14, 3 p.m. Learn the origins of Francis Scott Key’s creation of “The Star-Spangled Banner” (61 minutes). and The film follows “A Star-Spangled Celebration, 2p.m., Legends Plaza on Woodward in front of Museum. Hear the story of “The Soldier, the Seamstress, & the Songwriter’, join in singing patriotic songs, including “The Star-Spangled Banner”, and watch a large 15-star, 15-stripe flag raised by the U.S. Navy Sea Cadets.
(B) Across town on Belle Isle, “The Mystery of the Edmund Fitzgerald” provides the opportunity to learn about “River Channels” on Sun., Sept. 14, 3 p.m. Join the divers of the Noble Odyssey Foundation’s research team as they investigate the long-forgotten shipwrecks hidden beneath the Straits of Mackinac. (20 minutes) For more info, call the 313.833.1805 or visit detroithistorical.org.
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23. Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Honorees
Eleven women and one man will be honored at the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Awards Dinner and Induction Ceremony on Thur., Oct. 30 at the Kellogg Center, East Lansing. They include: The first woman to ride in the Kentucky Derby; the founder of one of the largest Native American-owned businesses in the country; & the second woman elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. Reservations ($125/person) at www.michiganwomenshalloffame.org or call (517) 484-1880 x203. For names and more info visit www.michiganwomenshalloffame.org
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24. “Anthem” tells SSB Story; Order Your Copy Now
“Anthem” tells the story behind Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the song famously penned after the relentless bombardment by the British of Fort McHenry on Sept. 14, 1814, during The War of 1812. Produced by Make Your Mark Media, Inc, the one-hour documentary may be ordered from http://www.1812music.org/.
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25. Free Lectures offered at Caroline Kennedy Library in Dearborn Heights
For more info or to register, visit http://www.egovlink.com/dearbornheights/events/calendar.asp?day=9&month=9&year=2014&cal=225 or call 313-791-3800
(A) Tues., Sept. 9, 7- 8:30 PM, “The Willow Run Story” presented by Randy Hotton.
(B) Wed, Sept. 24, 7-8:30 pm, “The Days of Detroit, 1701-2014” by historian Dr. James McConnell
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26. Livonia Historic Cemetery Walk, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5 and 5:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 21
Meet some of the Livonia area’s “liveliest” characters featured at the Briggs (Union) Cemetery. Held rain or shine, this event raises money to benefit Livonia’s historic cemeteries. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. Space is limited. Parking is available at the north parking lot of Schoolcraft College; then board the free shuttle. Contact: 248-477-7375
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27. Tidbits from “Michigan History” posted at www.facebook.com/michiganhistory
Maria Taylor, Assistant Editor of “Michigan History, uses Facebook to post a trivia question, interesting photo, a brief survey, an interesting quote and other neat stuff each business day. (Does this mean we give her weekends off?) For example: “On August 27, 1856, an obscure lawyer named Abraham Lincoln spoke at a rally in Kalamazoo’s Bronson Park … his first and only Michigan appearance. You can read the full text of his speech here: www.kpl.gov/local-history/general/lincoln-speech.aspx. (I spotted this in the Sept. Oct 2014 issue of “MIchigan History”in Editor Patricia J. Majher’s column. Published since 1917, “Michigan History” is about-and a part of-Michigan’s fascinating past. Every issue tells the exciting stories of Michigan people and their impact on their communities, nation and world. To subscribe, visit www.hsmichigan.org
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28. Unique September Historical Events (A random selection)
** Sept. 4, 1609 – Island of Manhattan discovered by navigator Henry Hudson.
** Sept. 8, 1565 – First Catholic settlement in America founded by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles at St. Augustine, Florida.
** September 11, 2001 – The worst terrorist attack in U.S. history occurred as four large passenger jets were hijacked then crashed, killing nearly 3,000 persons.
** Sept. 12, 1953 – John F. Kennedy, 36, married Jacqueline Bouvier, 24, in a ceremony before 750 invited guests at St. Mary’s Church, Newport, Rhode Island, conducted by Archbishop Richard Cushing.
** Sept. 13, 1851 American Army physician Walter Reed (1851-1902) was born in Gloucester County, Virginia, best known for his Yellow Fever research.
** Sept. 14, 1901 – Eight days after being shot, President William McKinley died from wounds suffered during an assassination attempt in Buffalo, New York, succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.
** Sept. 16, 1620 – The Mayflower ship departed from England, bound for America with 102 passengers and a small crew. The ship weathered dangerous Atlantic storms and reached Provincetown, Massachusetts on November 21st. The Pilgrims disembarked at Plymouth on December 26th.
** Sept. 16, 1908-General Motors founded by William Crapo “Billy” Durant in Flint, Michigan.
** Sept. 25, 1513 – Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa first sighted the Pacific Ocean after crossing the Isthmus of Panama.
** Sept. 26, 1918 – The last major battle of World War I, the Battle of the Argonne, began as a combined force of French and Americans attacked the Germans along a 40-mile front.
** Sept. 26, 1774- American folk legend Johnny Appleseed (1774-1845) born in Leominster, MA(as John Chapman). For 40 years, he traveled through Ohio, Indiana and into Illinois, planting orchards. Buried in Fort Wayne, IN.
(from http://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/september.htm)
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29. Your ideas sought for “Michigan History for Kids”
Perhaps you remember a Magazine called “Michigan History for Kids” published until 2009. The Historical Society of Michigan is re-launching the publication this Fall. Targeted for 3rd and 4th grade students and their teachers, we need your input!! Please complete the survey at goren
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30. Share the Kid’s Guide to the National Book Festival
Looking for a way to help students explore the National Book Festival? With so many places to go and so many authors to see and hear and read, it can be daunting to figure out where to go. Use this guide to make sure your National Book Festival adventure is a real page-turner! Learn more about the children’s and teen’s authors appearing at the festival. Download the guide at http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/kids-teachers/guides.html
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31. Couldn’t get to the Battle of Mackinac Island Bicentennial?
Beautiful day for an historic event! Check out the photos posted on the Mackinac State Historic Parks Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mackinacstatehistoricparks
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32. River Raisin National Battlefield Park New Art Gallery
Superintendent Scott J. Bentley announced that River Raisin National Battlefield Park has a new art gallery area that will feature a revolving art exhibit. Gorgeous pieces from local artists in the mediums of paintings, drawings, prints, photos, etc…featuring early Frenchtown themes and the Battle of the River Raisin will be in the revolving exhibit. The exhibit currently features the works of local artist Fran Maedel. More info at http://www.nps.gov/rira
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33. Clements Library offers Lecture, “The Map Thief” Wed., Sept. 24
“The Map Thief”’ by Michael Blanding the true-life story of map- dealer-turned-criminal, E. Forbes Smiley III, who stole more than $3 million worth of antique maps from rare-book libraries around the country, will be presented Sept. 24 at 6:00 p.m. Due to the Clements Library’s renovation the 2014 Lecture series will be held at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Room 100. All lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is requested. More info at www.clements.umich.edu
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34. “Weekly eCalendar of Detroit History and Cultural Heritage” from Kathleen Marcaccio
** Old Car Festival, Sept. 6-7,The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Free to The Henry Ford members; Nonmembers: $24 adults 13-61; $22 seniors 62 & up; $17.50 youth 5-12. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
http://www.thehenryford.org/events/oldCarFestival.aspx
** Annual Tour de Troit, Sat., Sept. 20,9am. The Tour de Troit is a bike ride that explores some of the city’s historic areas, takes in many of its most breathtaking sights, and provides bicyclists a unique opportunity to legally “take over” the streets of the Motor City. Registration info and other details at http://www.tour-de-troit.org/tourdetroitride
** Behind the Scenes: Woodmere Cemetery, Sat. Sept. 27, 10am. More info and register at
http://detroithistorical.org/things-do/events-calendar/events-listing/woodmere-cemetery
NOTE: A full E-Calendar from Kathleen Marcaccio is posted at dkosh, asking to be added to her email group.
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35. News from the Motor Cities Heritage Area
** September 5th, “Ford and Edison Return to Nankin Mills”
Join us for an interactive evening with re-enactors of Dore’ Productions as we listen to Henry and Thomas discuss what it was like in 1925 as they visit the mill. Tickets available at Wayne County Park Office, Nankin Mills Interpretive Center, 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, MI 48185 For more info go to NankinMills.org
** A Glimpse of Motor Coach History by: Robert Tate Visit http://www.motorcities.org/Story+of+the+Week.html?utm_source=MotorCities+Newsletter+Vol.+6+Issue+82&utm_campaign=%22You+Auto+Know%22+Newsletter&utm_medium=email
** 1950’s Designing Women of Packard by Robert Tate, http://www.motorcities.org/Story+of+the+Week.html?utm_source=MotorCities+Newsletter+Vol.+6+Issue+83&utm_campaign=%22You+Auto+Know%22+Newsletter&utm_medium=email
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36. News from “Bridge” (The Center for Michigan)
** Bolting the “burbs” for the thrill of Detroit by Tim Smith Visit http://bridgemi.com/2014/08/bolting-the-burbs-for-the-thrill-of-detroit/
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37. Look: Stories from the Archives of Michigan
** Letters from the Front by Jessica Harden, Archives of Michigan; visit ** http://seekingmichigan.org/look/2014/08/19/bandemer?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
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38. Selected Items from the History News Network (www.hnn.us)
HNN is the only place on the Internet wholly devoted to the task of putting events in the news into historical perspective every day.
** ‘Google must not be left to censor history’ – Wikipedia founder http://rt.com/news/175520-wikipedia-founder-google-history/
** Europe notes 100th anniversary of World War I Visit http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/07/30/Europe-notes-100th-anniversary-of-World-War-I/8001406532268/ph2/
** How Nicky and Willy could have prevented World War Visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-nicky-and-willy-could-have-prevented-world-war-i/2014/07/25/192165ca-1275-11e4-98ee-daea85133bc9_story.html
** What Historians Get Wrong About World War I http://time.com/3069914/world-war-i-history/
** What President Took the Longest Vacation? (And Other Fun Facts) http://hnn.us/article/202
** “Britain should have stayed out of the First World War” says Niall Ferguson http://hnn.us/article/156580
** “Britain should have stayed out of the First World War” says Niall Ferguson http://hnn.us/article/156580
** Where We Came From, State by State Researchers have charted how Americans have moved between states since 1900. See how your state has changed. (NOTE: MOre date than you might want to know.) http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/08/13/upshot/where-people-in-each-state-were-born.html?_r=1&abt=0002&abg=1
** Photo Essay: World War I remastered and in color http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/photo-essay-world-war-remastered-color/
** Why Americans First Ignored the Discovery of Gold in the West — And then Ran Screaming for It!
by Edward Dolnick http://hnn.us/article/156517
** Generation Nice: The Millennials Are Generation Nice by Sam Tanenhausaus, NY Times, Aug. 15, 2014 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/fashion/the-millennials-are-generation-nice.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore&_r=0
** Website publishes 40 amazing maps that show the Roman Empire’s rise and fall by Timothy B. Lee
(See the interesting map of Roman Empire overlaid on U.S. map) Visit http://hnn.us/article/156687
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MSSSA39. Check out Book TV & American History TV Weekend Programming

Every Thursday, after I check the Detroit Public Television weekly PBS programming email, I take a look at what to tape from the C Span 2 and C Span 3 discussions. Make it a habit to check them out at C Span 3 American History http://www.c-span.org/history/ & C Span II Book Notes http://www.booktv.org/schedule.aspx
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Jim/Annette McConnell
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Be sure to follow developments in History Education in Michigan on MCHE’s website: http://www.michiganhistoryed.org!

1. Sept. MCHE E-Notes.pdf

2. HSM Conference-flyer.pdf

2. HSM Conference-flyer.pdf

2. HSM Conference-flyer.pdf

3. A.P. U.S. History-NCHE Position.pdf