These books may be used independently or in a series. Each book has a table of contents, a timeline, a glossary, a map and a "To Learn More About It" page. Many books also include a graph or chart. The optional activites for each book include a variety of word puzzles, crossword puzzles and mazes.
Our mascot, BC Black Squirrel, acts as a guide through all the books.
All books and activities are in Powerpoint and are free for teachers to download and to use in classrooms. To download these books click on title; click on (activities) for all classroom activities related to the book.
To help local teachers learn more about Battle Creek history, and especially the stories of The History Around Us series, please read A Brief History of Battle Creek by cllicking on the history link to the left.