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Teacher Develops Curriculum for Oakland County Civil War Map

Public Date: 9/13/2013 12:20 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

 

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Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Oakland Schools Superintendent Dr. Vickie L. Markavitch will introduce an instructional curriculum centered around the county’s Civil War map that teachers can utilize to enhance their student’s understanding of local history. They will discuss details about how teachers can access the curriculum and plans to get the map and curriculum into every school in Oakland County.
 
Patterson and Markavitch will be joined by Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren, Bruce Miller of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, and the Rev. Lynn Hasley of Franklin Community Church.
 
Patterson unveiled the "Oakland County in the Civil War" map during a news conference at the Governor Moses Wisner House in April of 2011 to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War (for the original press release, click on http://www.oakgov.com/news/Pages/2011/pr_11_46.aspx). The map highlights locations and stories about what the people of Oakland County accomplished during that period. A Waterford teacher developed the instructional curriculum over the past two years.

When: 

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. 

Where: 


Franklin Community Church, 26425 Wellington Road, Franklin, Mich.
 
Visuals: Civil War re-enactors in uniform and members of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War will be on site. Cider and donuts from the Franklin Cider Mill will be served.​

For further information, please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County media and communications officer, at 248-858-1048, or Danelle Gittus, communications services manager for Oakland Schools, at 248-209-2181.