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Great Minds, Great Lakes


Social Studies

The Journey of the Great Lakes



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Resources Used in Creating Great Minds, Great Lakes

Acid Rain: A Sourcebook for Young People, Christine G. Miller and Louise A. Berry, Julian Messner, 1986.

Five-Year Program Strategy for the Great Lakes National Program Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office.

Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes, Dwight Boyer, Dood, Mead and Company, 1968.

The Great Lakes, Harlan Hatcher, Oxford University Press, 1944.

The Great Lakes: An Environmental Atlas and Resource Book, Environment Canada and United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1988.

The Great Lakes in My World, Lake Michigan Federation, K-8m 1.312.939.0838

Great Lakes: Shipwrecks and Survivals, William Ratigan, WM. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1977.

Michigan Sea Grant College Program brochure, Extension Bulletins E-1866 through E-1870, 1990, 1.517.353.9568

A Pictorial History of the Great Lakes, Harlan Hatcher and Erich A. Walter, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1963.

Shipwrecks of the Lakes, Dana Thomas Bowoen, Freshwater Press, Inc., 1974.

View of the Earth, an Introduction to Geology, John J. Fagan, Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1965.

Books, Instructional Materials, and Directories

Great Lakes Environmental Software

Co-operative Games for People Who Love to Play, Public Focus, guide book, all ages, 1.416.967.5211

Our Great Lakes Connection: A Curriculum Guide of Grades Kindergarten Through Eight, University of Wisconsin Extension, Environmental Research Center, lessons and activities, 1.608.262.2106.

Directory of Acid Rain and Air Quality Materials, National Park Service, Midwest Regional Office, all ages, 1.402.221.3431.

Directory of Great Lakes Educational Materials, Great Lakes Science Advisory Board, International Joint Commission, 1.313.226.2170

The Enduring Great Lakes: A Natural History Book, John Rousmaniere, ed., W.W. Norton & Company, 1979.

The Great Lakes, Harbor House Publishing, coloring book, preschool - grades 4, 1.616.582.2814.

Great Lakes Agreement Information Kit, International Joint Commission, Great Lakes Regional Office, pamphlets and activities, all ages, 1.313.226.2170.

Environmental Education Materials
US Environmental Protection Agency
Region V

Great Lakes Education Speakers Bureau Directory, Great Lakes Commission, experts available to visit classrooms, 1.313.665.9135.

The Great Lakes Region in Children's Books: A Selected Annotated Bibliography, Green Oaks Press Publishers, 1980.

Great Lakes Ships and Shipping: Current Sources of Information, John Greenwood, 1958.

Great Lakes Toxic Hotspots, Pollution Probe Foundation, posters, all ages, 1.416.926.1907.

Oceanic Education Activities for Great Lakes, Ohio Sea Grant Education Program, Activities and teachers guide, kindergarten - grade 4, 1.614.292.1078.

Paddle-to-the-Sea, Holling CLancy Holling, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1969. (Free rental of VHS video available from US Fish and Wildlife Service 1.612.725.3582.

Wetlands Are Wonderful, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Program, teacher resource, all ages, 1.217.333.9448.

Place to Write and Visit

Center of Environmental Information
46 Prince Street, Rochester NY 14607 1.716.271.3550

Center for the Great Lakes
The University of Michigan
501 East University
Ann Arbor Michigan 48109

Environment Canada
Great Lakes Environment Program, 25 St. Clair Avenue E., Toronto ON M4T 1M2 1.416.973.6467

Great Lakes Historical Society
480 Main Street, Vermillion, OH 44089 1.216.967.3467

International Joint Commission
Great Lakes Regional Office, PO Box 32869, Detroit, MI 48232

Lake Michigan Federation
559 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 2215, Chicago IL 60605

National Wildlife Federation
Great Lakes Natural Resource Center
506 E. Liberty, Second Floor, Ann Arbor, MI 448104

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Great Lakes National Program Office

77 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago IL 60604
1.800.621.8431. (From IN, MI, MN, OH, WI, IL)
1.312.353.2072 (Chicago and other parts of US)


Manitowoc Maritime Museum in Manitowoc
75 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc Manitowoc



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