BCHA Home Activity Kits: Civic Minded

09/10/2020 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM ET


Let your child's imagination grow with the BCHA's history kits!  These take-home packets include tactile activities and games that let them explore history time and time again.

Each kit contains enough supplies for one child

Kits are $5.00 for the general public and FREE for BCHA members.

Packets will be available for pick up on: Thursday, September 10th between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Fall Quarter Kit Theme: Civics and Legal History

With 2020 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and it also being an election year, the BCHA is excited to explore legal and civic history with this quarter's kit! Learn about the major players in our state and local legal systems and how our government works with 4 special activities:


Activity 1: The Crime at the Time Match Game

Our jail records record all the reasons people were arrested in 1920s Berrien County - can you match the criminal with their crime?

  • Includes: Match Worksheet, Funny Laws info guide, Answer Key


Activity 2: Go A-Courtin'

A twist on Go Fish, match a sitting judge with the court they serve on, the one with the most pairs at the end of the game wins!

  • Includes: Card sheets to be cut out at home, How to Play Guide


Activity 3:  Guess Who? Michigan Government Edition

We're taking the classic game of guess who and letting kids learn about the movers and shakers in Michigan politices.  From the governor to our local commissioners, you'll know who is representing you in no time!

  • Includes: Card sheets to be cut out at home, How to play Guide, Who's Who Guide

Activity 4: Make A State-ment

Discover how the three branches of our government system keeps our cities, states, and country running smoothly by making your own city with this exciting workbook!

  • Includes: Workbook