Welcome back to this new series here at Mama’s Learning Corner: On This Day in American History!
On this day in American History, January 26, 1837, the state of Michigan joined the Union, becoming the twenty-sixth state to do so.
If you would like more details on how to use these On This Day in American History posts, please see this page: On This Day in American History in Your Homeschool
You can click here to see all of the posts in this series: On This Day in American History Series
January 26 – Michigan Joins the Union
Michigan became the twenty-sixth state to join the Union on January 26, 1837.
1.) Locate Michigan on a U.S. map and note the capital.
2.) Do some research and record the following:
- Name the state bird and state flower of Michigan.
- Write the state’s postal abbreviation and the capital.
- Name the states and/or bodies of water that border Michigan in all directions.
- Name the state’s current governor.
3.) Michigan is the only state compromised of two peninsulas. Complete the following in your notebook:
- Read the definition of ‘peninsula’ and write down its meaning, including the part of speech.
- Locate the Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula of Michigan on a map. Click here for a simple Michigan map.
- Trace the state of Michigan in your notebook using this map. (Just place this copy underneath the page on which you want to write.) Copy several of the major cities, including the capital, onto your map. Label all bodies of water.
If you are new to On This Day in American History
If you are new to On This Day in American History, Welcome!
Each day, I share an interesting event that occurred in our nation’s past. You will learn about famous Americans, interesting inventions and their patents, American art and music, and more.
You will also find suggested activities – labeled “To do” – if you would like to research this during your homeschool’s group time in the morning, or you can assign the activities for your children to work on independently.
If you think you will do more than one day of On This Day in American History, I would encourage you to have your child keep what I call a Notebook of Knowledge. A spiral notebook or sheets of paper stapled together is more than adequate!
Have your child write the day’s event and the date at the top of his paper. If there are writing activities, have him use his best composition, grammar, and penmanship as he completes the answers. After just a few weeks or even a month, he will have an excellent resource to read through!
If you would like to use this resource throughout the month, you might be interested in purchasing the full January Calendar. It contains:
- Access to the webpage with all of the January events listed, including all suggested activities for each daily event.
- A .pdf of the January Calendar, listed in chronological order with all suggested activities
- All necessary downloads to complete the assigned activities. These same downloads are linked on the webpage, however, they are also included here for easy access.
- The answers to any questions asked in the daily activities.
You can purchase that here:
Leave a Reply