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School Programs

EYE on EDUCATION at the Monroe County Museum

The Museum is proudly now offering FIELD TRIP FUNDS
(via the "Time Traveler" grant application link) for groups using school or public busing to visit
the museums. Contact Lynn Reaume at 734.240.7784 or lynn_reaume@monroemi.org for questions and your submission.

We are flexible on days and times and offer compliance with Michigan standards and benchmarks, plus fun in learning about our local history.

We have great educational opportunities for your class at the Monroe County Museum and the Territorial Park on the River Raisin. We cover a variety of historical topics for student to learn about, including Native American life, the Victorians, our veterans and military, the early French Canadians and the Fur Trade--several with hands-on activities--all in line with Michigan Standards & Benchmarks. Visit one site or all; we adapt our schedule to yours, and give your students a positive, interesting experience at a professional museum, and not far from home! Call today for information, or to schedule a tour or presentation.

FREE! CLASSROOM USE KITS For Educators, Teachers, Club Leaders, History programs, etc. 

Each kit contains a teacher manual for suggested kit use.

  • Primary Elementary Native American
  • Woodland Native American
  • Early French Settlers
  • Fur Trade
  • War of 1812
  • The Toledo War
  • Underground Railroad
  • Civil War Soldier
  • Battle of the Little Big Horn
  • Grandmother’s Trunk
  • Early Kitchen
  • One-Room School
  • Textile & Spinning
  • Monroe Architecture
  • Monroe County Maps

Looking to introduce your students to Native American language? Want to hear how the words sound? We have  "Inaadiziwin"- an Anishinaabe language DVD which teaches basic words and phrases, with pronunciation. The  DVD  focuses on Native American seasonal activities such as fishing, making maple syrup, ricing, deer hunting,   and trapping. The DVD is made and sold through the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission- a great source for Anishinaabe teaching materials.

Also available for loan (or $25 purchase) is a 90 minute video of "Michigan in the Civil War", which chronicles the state's involvement and activities during the American Civil War- including Monroe county units, local heroes  Norman Hall and George Custer, and more. A very good overall source of information, which includes the Underground Railroad,  Governor Austin Blair, and topics such as Michigan's Native Americans and ethnic groups in state service