This 34-page coloring book incorporates the rich history of Calhoun County by featuring the people and places of historical significance in the cities of Albion, Athens, Battle Creek, Homer, Marshall and Tekonsha. Starting in 2012, History in Color was distributed to every third grader in the Calhoun Intermediate School District with the intention of enhancing their learning experience of Michigan history.
In 2014, a student design competition will be added beginning the process of transforming the coloring book into a completely student-designed publication; a curriculum guide for teachers will be developed, and a travelling exhibit of the entries and selected drawings will visit each of the schools whose students participated in the History in Color project.
Teachers and others interested in participating in the planning and execution of History in Color Second Edition should contact Sherri Douglas, CCAC Executive Director at douglas@CalhounCountyArts.org or at 269-245-2522.
Don’t miss out – enter the History in Color contest before the April 15 deadline!