Are you an educator? The Historical Museum of Bay County now offers FREE virtual education
programs for area schools!
These programs utilize Google Slides to teach Bay County history through informative
texts, photos, videos, audio bits and YouTube links. Programs are designed for various age groups and can be adjusted and
edited if needed by teachers. Optional exercises and activities are included in these programs. We can also work with you
for custom programs specifically designed for your classroom or history topic.
For a complete description of each
activity click here. For access to virtual programs or for more information contact Education Coordinator Sam Fitzpatrick
at (989) 893-5733 or at: email@example.com.
Age range: Elementary up to High School: “Joe Fournier and Saginaw Valley
This educational slideshow and following activities are
aimed at students anywhere from elementary school up through high school. Because I had younger audiences in mind, I recorded
my voice on every slide talking about what is on the slide and have placed them in numerical order making them easy to follow.
I also include some photos and videos of myself discussing a few things and to put more of a “face” to the voice
recordings, and to give students perspective on their community. Topics here include the lumbering industry in the Saginaw
Valley, its importance, and the role Bay City played with lumber mills and wood manufacturing. I also included many maps and
photos to aid in visuals. After lumbering, the next topic is the local legend of Joe Fournier—the real-life lumberjack
from Bay City who’s life and story helped to shape the tall tale of Paul Bunyan (yes, really!).