TOPIC: Michigan Road Trip
GRADE LEVEL: Middle School
CREATOR: Richard Kroll, Burton International Elementary
Students will successfully complete the road trip by applying skills
on the map. This will give them a basic knowledge of the border and cities
of Michigan. The activity will introduce them to the symbols and skills
involved with map usage.
The students will be introduced to the problem of being lost. This will
be done with a skit to get the class interested. The students will then
be given Michigan maps and the road trip worksheet. The worksheet will
guide them through the map. This activity will be a guided discovery because
the tacher will be available to prompt their learning and give hints and
support. This activity will be done in small groups, with teamwork.
With observation of the groups, the teacher will be able to evaluate
how the groups are grasping the concepts. The completion of the road trip
will serve as the evaluation of their learning.
MICHIGAN ROAD RALLY
DIRECTIONS: Using the map of Michigan, follow the clues given below until
you reach your destination. Fill in the answers in the spaces provided.
Have a nice time on your trip. See you when you get back!
Begin in Paradise.
Proceed west on state route 123 to Tahquamenon Falls where
you take a canoe ride and see the falls. Continue the rest of the 37 miles
from paradise to the "Opposite of Old Fruit" .
Continue 3 more miles south along route 123 and turn west
on state road 28 until you reach the double 7 road
Follow this road for 17 miles and you should reach a U.S.
in time for lunch. Head west and travel 62 miles to "Speedywater" .
Continuing south you will pass through "Happy Rock"
on the way to the county seat .
From this city head west. 52 miles later you had better gas
up at "Metal Peak" .
Stay on U.S. route 2 and turn north. Turn west and proceed
to the county seat of Iron County .
Pitch your tent for the night and get a good sleep because you are not
even half done yet.
Proceed west to "Hard Water" .
Continue along U.S. 2 for 71 miles .
You're getting close to the Wisconsin border and are starting to get homesick.
You decide to turn around and get closer to home.
Turn northeast and get on state route 28. Take it east almost
300 miles all the way until you get to the interstate
Go south on the interstate until you reach the straits between Lake Michigan
and Lake Huron.
Spend the night in the county seat .
The Straits are beautiful at night. Pay
for the toll for your car and go south over the Mackinac Bridge to
City. As you go by, wave at the "fudgies" who are waiting to take a boat
ride to Mackinac Island to visit for the day. Stop and visit at the Welcome
Center I Mackinaw City.
Continue south on the interstate until the road splits past
the Michigan National Guard Military Reserve. The interstate will split
here. Take the west fork and the freeway changes its number to U.S. .
Continue south past the beautiful sunlit lakes until the road splits once
again. Stay on U.S. 27 and watch the planes take off from the nearby airport
as you drive by "Happy Hill" .
Go 16 miles further south and turn east on state route 46.
Proceed 23 miles to a "Type of Tree" .
Continue another five miles in the same direction and turn south following
state route 52.
Follow state route 52 until you cross over two interstate
and I- .
Go 15 miles where you should be in a type of "Cattle Crossing" .
Turn east 6 miles to a "Man's Name" .
Turn right onto county road D32. The first community you
reach is "Your Destination" .
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