Fishing Pole (3 Pcs.)
Fishing Pole (3 Pcs.)
Fishing Pole (3 Pcs.)

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Fishing Pole (3 Pcs.)

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Gift Of Idema, Chester F.

Harrison Park School Grand River Exhibit (2014)
The fifth Grade class at harrison park Elementary created this exhibit for there school after participating int he Immerse program at the museum.  

Investigate: Historic Grand River Artifacts (September 2018)
During the Investigate program, students will take the role of Museum curators and use close observation and critical thinking to discover the origin, meaning, and importance of real objects from the Museum’s Collection. Students will learn how to handle and study primary sources and will be pushed to consider how singular objects or groups of objects can tell meaningful stories about our place.

Student Objectives:
  • Learners will be able to analyze primary sources (artifacts and photographs) and make inferences about the story or significance of the sources.
  • Learners will be able to describe how the Grand River impacted the lives of people who lived in Grand Rapids between 1850 and 1910.

Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations; Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • ELA Common Core Standards by Domain: Research to Build and Present Knowledge; Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Michigan K-12 Social Studies Standards: H1 The World in Temporal Terms: Historical Habits of Mind, H3 The HIstory of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region, G5 Environment and Society, P1 Reading and Communication, P2 Inquiry Research and Analysis

Shakespeare Honor Built And Honor Sold

Chester F. Idema
Chester F. Idema was born on August 18th, 1886 to Henry and Annie Idema. He was married to Marion Mead Idema and passed away on March 28th, 1978.