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Did you know…?

Henry Bibb (1815-1854)

Henry Bibb, a formerly enslaved abolitionist from Kentucky,
spoke against the horrors of slavery at the Genesee County Courthouse in the late 1840s.

 His autobiography,
Narratives of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb,
an American Slave,

was published in 1849.

Click here to read the narrative.



U.S. History Timelines

This Day in Michigan History Timeline http://www.michiganhistorymagazine.com/date/archive.html
The Michigan History Magazine has produced a useful timeline of historical moments from Michigan history for each day of the year.

"With Liberty and Justice for All" Timelines

The first four timelines below are hosted by The Henry Ford Museum in conjunction with the Liberty and Justice for All exhibit.

1. American Independence Timeline

This timeline explores the story of American independence, from the convening of the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1619 to the addition of the Bill of Rights in 1791.

2. Freedom and Union Timeline
This timeline explores the history of the Civil War, dating back to the arrival of Africans in 1619 to the Civil Rights Act of 1875.

3. Women's Suffrage Timeline
This timeline features the history of the quest for women's suffrage in the United States, dating back to the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848.

4. American Civil Rights Timeline
This timeline features the history of the Civil Rights Movement, dating back to the establishment of black codes and ending with the Patriot Act of 2001.

Interactive U.S. History Timeline http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/timeline/timelineO.cfm
This website, created by Digital History, offers an interactive glimpse into significant events in each year of American history, spanning back to the 1585 settlement of Roanoke Island.

Who Made America
U.S. History Timeline
This PBS timeline provides a general timeline of significant events in American history; it highlights major inventions throughout American history.

World Almanac for Kids
U.S. History Timeline

This timeline features a youth-friendly timeline of significant events and people from American history.

American Presidents:
A Glorius Burden Timeline

This Smithsonian Institution timeline features interactive and engaging educational activities and lesson plans on the presidents of the United States.

Timeline of Emancipation During the Civil War http://www.history.umd.edu/Freedmen/chronol.htm
This timeline features monumental events between the 1860 presidential election of Abraham Lincoln to the 1865 ratification of the 13th Amendment.

American Colonial History Timeline http://www.engr.psu.edu/MTAH/timelines/colonial.html
This timeline provides a thorough listing of significant events and people spanning America's colonial era, from the 15th century through 1798.

Timeline of the African American Historical Experience http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/timeline.html
This PBS timeline features significant people, events, and themes from the African American historical experience.

Michigan History Timeline http://www.michigan.gov/hal/0,1607,7-160-15481_20826_20840---,00.html
This abbreviated timeline of Michigan history highlights fifteen of the most significant events from Michigan’s history. 

Introducing Michigan's Past: An Overview for Teachers

The Michigan History Magazine provides a synapse of significant themes from Michigan’s history, from historic American Indian cultures to modern Michigan. 

Units of Study (Lesson Plans)


The following units of study (with the exception of the fifth grade Northwest Ordinance unit) were created by Perry and Associates, Inc. for the use of Flint Community Schools educators. All other users must request permission from Perry and Associates, Inc. at info@perryandassociatesinc.com. The Northwest Ordinance unit of study is the only exception; it is accessible to all without a request for permission.

Fourth Grade Unit of Study
Michigan History What were the contributions of the Land Ordinance of 1785 and Northwest Ordinance of 1787 to the economy of Michigan and the values of its people? Click here to explore the unit.

Fifth Grade Units of Study
Understanding Cultural Differences in History What is the role of history in understanding culture? What is the role of government in resolving cultural conflicts? Click here to explore the unit.

Northwest Ordinance Did the Northwest Ordinance influence the history of enslaved people of color? Click here to explore the unit.

Eighth Grade Units of Study

Analyzing History How were the values of some people and the American economy used to shape early documents that established our country? How do historians analyze the past to inform our present and future? Click here to explore the unit.

The Constitution
in the Reconstruction Era
The preamble of the United States Constitution states that Americans are striving to form a “more perfect union.” How do Reconstruction era laws and agreements contribute to, or hinder, creating a more perfect union?  How and why do historians interpret past actions? Click here to explore the unit.


Ninth Grade Unit of Study
The Constitution
in 20th Century America

Why was the concept of “separate but equal” possible in our American democratic society given the ideals and rights stated in the Constitution?
Click here to explore the unit.