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Exhibits for exciting ways to teach economics

"Ceramic Arts of China" (Case, Hall of World Cultures): Examples of Chinese jars, teapots, vases, and dishes from the 16th to 20th centuries. Discussion of trade and development of products for trading

"Foods from the New World" (Case, Hall of World Cultures): Foods made of things found natively in the Americas

"Fur Traders Cabin" (Heritage Hall): A real fur trader's cabin from Grand Island, Michigan interpreted to illustrate the Michigan fur trade in the 1780s

"Little Traverse Bay Odawa" (Case, Hall of World Cultures): Cultural objects and information about the political and cultural history of the tribe

"Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program" (Heritage Hall): Michigan history and traditional crafts. Includes examples of duck decoy carving, basket weaving, broom, and quilts. Resources about the Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program and Michigan Heritage Award winners

"Micronesia" (Case, Hall of World Cultures): Micronesian geography, panels, canoe models, and shell money

North American Biomes (Habitat Hall): Seven life-size dioramas of North American biomes, including flora and fauna: Tropical rainforest, Desert, Grassland, Eastern Deciduous Forest, Alpine/Mountain, Boreal Forest, and Tundra

"Pine Forests of Michigan" (Heritage Hall): Logging history, tools, photographs, and a diorama

"Standard Publishing and Job Printing Shop" (Heritage Hall): Display of a large hand-operated printing press, type, and other printing-related artifacts

"Stanley's Crossroads Store" (Heritage Hall): A recreation of a general store illustrating the 1880-1920 period. Includes artifacts from the MSU Museum and the Rykala family general store in East Lake, Michigan. Packaging, trading, goods and values, and market economy

"Tenochtitlan: Capital City of the Aztecs" (Case, Hall of World Cultures): Detailed model of the capital city of the Aztecs

"The White-Tailed Deer Challenge" (Case, Hall of Animal Diversity): Hunting and game management in Michigan