KCC Journalism Camp: Get hands-on experience with history in KCC’s HIST 210: History of Michigan class this fall

A photo of a sculpture on KCC's North Avenue campus.

Editor’s note: The following class preview was written by 11-year-old Lakeview Middle School sixth grader Lily Daniel as part of Kellogg Community College’s Journalism and News Writing Camp, which ran July 23 through 26 on the College’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek. Daniel also shot the above photo during the camp.

By Lily Daniel

Students interested in the history of Michigan will enjoy the HIST 210: History of Michigan class offered this fall at Kellogg Community College.

The class will run from 1 to 4:15 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 12 through Dec. 12 in room 205 of the Severin Building on campus at 450 North Avenue in Battle Creek.

History professor Dr. Ray DeBruler, who’s teaching the class, said it’s not a typical lecture-based course.

“We spend some of the class off campus working at the Kimball House Museum and the Battle Creek Historical Society Archives,” DeBruler said. “The goals of the class are to learn a survey of Michigan history and to get some hands-on experience with history as well.”

The class includes textbooks handed out by the teacher about a different teacher in the Upper Peninsula during the Civil War. Also, there will be a short history of Michigan book that DeBruler wrote himself.

“Students work on exhibits (either updating them or creating new ones) at the museum,” DeBruler said. “At the archives, we sort and catalog artifacts regarding Michigan and Battle Creek history.”

If you feel this is the right class for you, then join it today!

For more information about youth summer camps at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/youth. For more information about signing up for Fall 2018 classes, visit www.kellogg.edu/registration.