The Governor's Decision Room
Location: Michigan History Museum, Lansing
Grade level: 9 - 12
Program Fee: $5 per student (price includes student handbook, teacher handbook and training)
Maximum students: 50
The Governor's Decision Room is a weeklong, problem-based learning program that allows high school students to work collaboratively with primary source documents and media to determine the best course of action for the governor of Michigan during a time of historic conflict or crisis. The current program, "Detroit 1967," focuses on the civil unrest in Michigan's largest city in July 1967. Students examine circumstances that preceded the unrest and analyze primary sources to determine how they would have advised the governor to bring the situation to an end.
For additional information, visit The Governor's Decision Room web site.