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Slavery in Colonial Michigan

Virtual Education Outreach

Target Audience: 5th Grade

This new program will allow students to critically examine the daily lives of enslaved Native American and African people living and working in places like Michilimackinac in the 18th century, and how systems of enslavement contributed to early Michigan history.

When is this program offered?
This program is available Tuesdays at 10 a.m., January 10-April 11 via Zoom.

How much is this program? 

How do I book a program?
Click here to book a program. After payment is received, a representative from Mackinac State Historic Parks will reach out to confirm your booking. Programs must be booked at least three business days (Monday-Friday) in advance.

What education standards does this program meet?
This program is aimed at students in fifth grade.

5 – U2.3.4 Describe the development of the emerging labor force in the colonies.
3 – H3.0.6 Use a variety of sources to describe interactions that occurred between Indigenous Peoples and the first European explorers and settlers in Michigan.
5 – U1.4.1 Describe the convergence of Europeans, Indigenous Peoples, and Africans in the Americas after 1492 from the perspective of these three groups.
5 – U1.4.3 Explain the cultural impact that occurred between the British, French, and Spanish on the lives of Indigenous Peoples.

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