• A Guide to Local History
    for teachers and students
    The Guide to Local History is brought to you by a dedicated workgroup, based primarillay on the work of The Chippewa County Historical Society in conjunction with the Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD and local teachers. A special thanks to Patti Olsen for having the vision to carry this project through to completion.
    Description of the Project:
    Phase I 
    Sault Ste. Marie has a long and colorful history -  what better way to put the images of this history in the minds of our young people than to have them " color the history"  With that idea in mind, the Chippewa County Historical Society (CCHS) undrertook this coloring book project.
    In the 2003/2004 school year, area residents of all ages were invited to submit drawings for the coloring pages.  Recommended topics were provided as guidelines for submissions.  In the summer of 2004 twenty-six drawings were selected for inclusion in the book.  The CCHS was able to give $50 award for each one chosen, thanks to a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.  Those submissions not selected were exhibited by the CCHS throughout the summer and fall of 2004.
    Special thanks are given to Sharon MacLaren, who coordinated the project and provided the script for the book; to Ann Hubbard, who provided the artwork for the book cover; and to Kevin Pomeroy of National Office Products and Printing, Inc., who provided the technical assistance needed to make the book both attractive and affordable.
    Phase II
    Since Michigan History is part of the social studies curriculum for all 4th grade students, a  partnership between the Eastern Upper Penninsula, the CCHS and local teachers was created to make this "Local History Guide" available to all students and teachers in our area at no cost.  Through a blend of history and technology we are now able to provide these oustanding images and text along with teacher lesson plans at www.eupschools.org.  It is the hope of all involved that these lessons will be a useful supplement in the classroom and will provide educational enjoyment for all children.
    Special thanks are given to Bernie Arbic, for historical background information; Nancy Steinhaus and Ginny Cymbalist for technical historical/educational support; Patti Olsen and Arthur Brood for writing the teacher lesson plans; and to Jason Kronemeyer, Network Engineer at the EUPISD for making these web pages possible.
Last Modified on October 5, 2018