Remember the Raisin!

Our goal is to ignite a passion for learning as George W. Carver said, "The thoughtful educator realizes that a very large part of the childs education must be gotten outside the four walls…" When you walk in the footsteps of those before you the past comes alive and you cannot help but leave changed forever!

Check out our Curriculum on the Treaty of Ghent and Spring Wells for 8th graders and High Schoolers!

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Wyandotte Nation Stations!

3rd-5th graders will learn how life was for the Wyandotte Nation in the early 1700s.

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Conflict Solvers: A Journey to Understanding!

5th graders will go on a Journey of Understanding with the Wyandotte Nation.

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Wyandottes Weeping - Their Trail of Tears!

8th graders will learn about the positive and negative effects of Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny including its impact on the American Indians

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on the trail

The Wyandotte Odyssey!

Grades 9-12 students will be using a customized GIS map to explore the Wyandotte's journey through American history.

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northwest territory map

The Wyandotte Nation: Then & Now!

9-12th graders will examine the life of the Wyandotte then & now focusing on U.S. government policy, treaties, removal, and more.

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Interactions and Consequences!

5th graders will learn about the Odawa's strength as fur traders and their interactions with the Europeans prior to the War of 1812.

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trading furs

Why Fight?

9th-12th graders will examine what happened to the Odawa before, during and after the Battles of the River Raisin.

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Is This What I Signed Up For?

9th-12th graders will examine the motives behind the treaties signed between the U.S. and the Odawa Nations.

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Real People, Real Heroes!

3rd-5th graders will learn different perspectives from historical figures about indentured servitude and slavery through the 19th century.

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African American Soldier

Two Important Roles of African Americans in 1812

8th graders will learn about the roles that African Americans played during the War of 1812, especially sailors and miners.

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Battles of the River Raisin Pen Pal Project

Grades 3-5 Students will learn how the soldiers and others reconnected with their loved ones through letters they sent home.

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Its Not My Fault!

Grades 3-5 will enjoy this engaging lesson plan focusing on point of view and historical perspective through social media.

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British Soldier

Letters from the Grave!

Grades 3-5 Students will examine and interpret accounts from individuals in the battle or witnessing the battle and aftermath.

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A Soldier's Notes from Michigan's Big Battle!

Grades 6-8 Students will learn of the January Battles of the River Raisin from soldiers that were there!

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Remember the Raisin Adventure

Grade 6-12 Students will follow one young Kentuckian as he faces making many difficult decisions that take him through the Battles of the River Raisin

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Native-Americans fighting

Analyzing a Battlefield Map

Grades 7-8 Students will analyze a series of maps and an image from the Battles of the River Raisin to gain a better understanding of the events.

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Treaty Negotiations!

8th graders will learn about the Treaty of Ghent and Spring Wells that ended the War of 1812 and how the different cultures had to compromise.

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Americans at the Roundtable

9-12th graders will learn about the Americans negotiations to end the War of 1812 and sign the peace treaty.

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Treaty of Ghent roundtable

COMING SOON: Odawa: Michigan's 1st Entrepreneurs

3-5th graders will gain an understanding of the fur trade business within the Great Lakes region and the integral part the Odawa played in it.

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COMING SOON: Leaving Don't Know When I'll Be Back!

3rd-6th graders will go on a Journey of Removal to Oklahoma with the Wyandotte Nation of Southeast Michigan and Upper Sandusky.

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Last updated: March 26, 2016

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