Use historical thinking to understand the past.
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Identify questions historians ask in examining the past in Michigan (e.g., What happened? When did it happen? Who was involved? How and why did it happen?)
Explain how historians use primary and secondary sources to answer questions about the past.
Describe the causal relationships between three events in Michigan’s past (e.g., Erie Canal, more people came, statehood).
Draw upon traditional stories of American Indians (e.g., Anishinaabeg - Ojibway (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), Potawatomi; Menominee; Huron Indians) who lived in Michigan in order to make generalizations about their beliefs.
Use informational text and visual data to compare how American Indians and settlers in the early history of Michigan adapted to, used, and modified their environment.