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      Northern Michigan University theatre students teaching history

      Theatre students from Northern Michigan University are making Michigan's history a little more fun for grade schoolers. They've written a play they call Michigan History Follies. On Tuesday they performed at K.I. Sawyer Elementary School.

      The play follows a boy named Alex who uses a time machine to visit some of Michigan's important historical moments. Along the way he visits Native Americans, Henry Ford and a group of miners preparing for the mining strike of 1865.

      "I really hope that the kids can see that history can be presented in a really fun fashion and that it isn't just boring facts," said NMU student Erin Powley. "All these characters were people once and they were fun and exciting; hopefully the kids can take that away and be really excited about going back to their history classes."

      If your school is interested in booking them, they have a limited number of dates left. For more information on those dates, click here.

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