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1.1 - Be an Archaeologist

Objective: Students will "play" archaeologist by using photographs of actual Native artifacts found at the Turner Farm Site on North Haven Island to make observations about the activities of ancient Wabanaki cultures.

Subject: Native Americans, Wabanaki, Artifacts, Shell Heap, Material Culture
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: Applications, History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1f)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1d)

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1.2 - Gluskap Story Skits

Objective: Students will read and analyze a Gluskap story, discussing the values it demonstrates. They will then perform a dramatized version of the story for their classmates.

Subject: Native Americans, Wabanaki, Folklore, Myth & Legend
Periods: 3
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History, English Language Arts
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E2a)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: English Language Arts: READING (A2)

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1.3 - Meeting in a Fishbowl: Consensus vs. Democracy

Objective: Students will compare and contrast democratic and the consensus decision-making processes through simulation.

Subject: Debate, Justice, Local Government
Periods: 3
Grades: 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Civics & Government
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: CIVICS & GOVERNMENT (B3b)

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1.4 - Mapping in Words

Objective: Students will create maps with descriptive place names in order to understand the personal relationship Wabanaki peoples had with their environment.

Subject: Geography, Community, Nomenclature
Periods: 1

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1.5 - Further Readings: Chapter One

Objective: This document contains a list of secondary sources, periodicals, websites, and other media that will assist in the continued study of the material in Finding Katahdin, Chapter One.

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2.1 - What in the World is Maine

Objective: Students will compare and contrast early maps of Maine and New England with a present day map, discovering how the geographical concept of "Maine" has changed over time.

Subject: Geography, Nature, Mapping
Periods: 1
Grades: 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Geography
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1c)

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2.2 - What Did You Say?

Objective: Students will experience the difficulties of communicating without a common language by simulating the experience of the Indians and the Europeans when they first met.

Subject: Language, Cultural Barriers, Communication, Wabanaki, Explorers
Periods: 1
Grades: 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)

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2.3 - This Just In: Explorer Meets Wabanaki Indian

Objective: Students will articulate what they imagine to be the Wabanaki perspective on European exploration by writing and performing a newscast based on European accounts.

Subject: Wabanaki, Exploration, Cross-Culture
Periods: 4
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E2c)

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2.4 - Create Your Own Colony

Objective: Students will explore the kinds of challenges that faced the early colonists by creating their own plan for a colony, based on the plan of the Popham Colony.

Subject: Colonization, Colonial Studies, Geography
Periods: 4
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History, Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)

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2.5 - According to Tradition

Objective: Students will analyze Joseph Nicolar's telling of the coming of the white man and will evaluate it as a historical document.

Subject: Wabanaki, Exploration, Oral History
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1d)

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2.6 - Further Readings: Chapter Two

Objective: This document contains a list of secondary sources, periodicals, websites, and other media that will assist in the continued study of the material in Finding Katahdin, Chapter Two.

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3.1 - Understanding Points of View

Objective: Students will investigate several documents to examine the different points of view of the authors.

Subject: Wabanaki, Prejudice, Government Treaties
Periods: 2
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Applications, History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1d)

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3.2 - Think, Pair, Share: Is All Fair in War?

Objective: Students will analyze and evaluate the justness of the 1755 Proclamation issued by the Massachusetts Bay Government that set bounties on the heads of Penobscot men, women, and children.

Subject: Wabanaki, Prejudice, Genocide, Government Proclamations
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)

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3.3 - The 1726 Casco Bay Treaty Conference

Objective: Students will act out the Casco Bay Treaty Conference in order to understand the opposing points of view behind the treaty. Students will evaluate the fairness of the conference as represented in the transcript.

Subject: Wabanaki, Colonial, Peace, Governement Treaties
Periods: 2
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: Applications, History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)

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3.4 - Reaching Peace: The Casco Bay Treaty

Objective: Students will compare two differing interpretations of the Casco Bay treaty conference and evaluate the accuracy of each.

Subject: Wabanaki, Colonial, Peace, Governement Treaties
Periods: 2
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Applications, History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1d)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)

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3.5 - Rewrite History Role Play: Make Your Own Treaty

Objective: Students will use the information they have read in their textbook and documents related to the Conference with the Eastern Indians, the Submission of the Eastern Indians, and Loron Sagouarrab's Explanation of the Treaty of Casco Bay to create a new treaty that will keep the peace between the French, English, and Wabanaki.

Subject: Wabanaki, Colonial, French, Peace, Debate
Periods: 2
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E2a)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)

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3.6 - Further Readings: Chapter Three

Objective: This document contains a list of secondary sources, periodicals, websites, and other media that will assist in the continued study of the material in Finding Katahdin, Chapter Three.

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3.7 - Portfolio Checklist: Unit One

Objective: This document contains a list of completed projects for Unit One Lesson Plans.

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4.1 - The Maine State Seal

Objective: Students will explore the significance of the symbols on the Maine State Seal and evaluate their relevance to life in present day Maine.

Subject: Symbols of Maine
Periods: 3
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)

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4.2 - The Revolution in Falmouth: Points of View

Objective: Students will analyze Reverend Thomas Smith's account of the burning of Falmouth for information about Smith's economic class and political beliefs.

Subject: Role Play, Revolutionary War
Periods: 2
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1d)

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4.3 - When Maine was Part of Massachusetts

Objective: Students will get a sense of Maine's proportions & boundaries when it was part of Massachusetts by examining Osgood Carleton's 1795 map of Maine.

Subject: Mapping, Geography, Colonial Settlement
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Geography
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1b)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1c)

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4.4 - To Compromise or Not to Compromise: The Missouri Question

Objective: Students will debate issues surrounding the Missouri Compromise, and make a personal judgment based on the arguments they hear.

Subject: Debate, Civil War Politics, Slavery
Periods: 3
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Applications, History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1f)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1f)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1e)

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4.5 - What Makes Us Free?: Maine's Declaration of Rights

Objective: Students will create their own individual bills of rights after reading and evaluating Maine's Declaration of Rights.

Subject: Maine State Constitution
Periods: 3
Grades: 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Civics & Government
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: CIVICS & GOVERNMENT (B1b)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: CIVICS & GOVERNMENT (B1c)

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4.6 - Further Readings: Chapter Four

Objective: This document contains a list of secondary sources, periodicals, websites, and other media that will assist in the continued study of the material in Finding Katahdin, Chapter Four.

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5.1 - Freedom Is...

Objective: Students will explore various ideas of freedom by comparing the profiles of seven Mainers from the early 19th century.

Subject: Nationalism, Freedom, American Ideals
Periods: 2
Grades: 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Civics & Government
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: CIVICS & GOVERNMENT (B1b)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: CIVICS & GOVERNMENT (B2b)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: CIVICS & GOVERNMENT (B2d)

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5.2 - Maine in 1790: A Demographic Study

Objective: Students will analyze and graph results from the 1790 Maine census, and look at information on population distribution by county and town.

Subject: Census
Periods: 3
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma, 8th Grade
Content Areas: Geography, Applications, Mathematics
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1c)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1d)
   Grade Level: 8th Grade; Content Area: Mathematics: DATA (B3)

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5.3 - Robinson v. Barlow and the White Indians: A Trial

Objective: Students will judge the actions of Nathan Barlow and the White Indians by putting them on trial in the classroom.

Subject: Justice, Trial, Courtroom Proceedings, Classroom Debate
Periods: 4
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)

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5.4 - A Book of Eighteenth Century Herbal Remedies

Objective: Students will explore the kinds of medicines used by midwives in the late 1700s by researching several herbs used by Martha Ballard.

Subject: Herbal Medicine, Healing, Midwifery, Martha Ballard
Periods: 2
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: Geography, Science and Technology, Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1d)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Science & Technology: ENTERPRISE (C3)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Science & Technology: ENTERPRISE (C4)

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5.5 - Playing School

Objective: Students will experience the kind of discipline and moral education that was common in a 19th century schoolhouse and compare it to the present day.

Subject: Nineteenth Century Learning/Schooling
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)

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5.6 - Further Readings: Chapter Five

Objective: This document contains a list of secondary sources, periodicals, websites, and other media that will assist in the continued study of the material in Finding Katahdin, Chapter Five.

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6.1 - "Black and White": Nineteenth Century Racism

Objective: Students will examine Thomas Nast's illustration "Black and White" and discuss how it illustrates racism. They will then find and analyze images that illustrate contemporary stereotypes based on race.

Subject: Discrimination, Political Cartoons, Civil Rights Movement
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E2a)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E2b)

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6.2 - The Recent Tragedy at Harry Cole's Rum Saloon

Objective: Students will examine the document "The Recent Tragedy at Harry Cole's Rum Saloon" and judge whether or not they agree with Mrs. Jere Swett's actions.

Subject: Temperance, Prohibition
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: Visual & Performing Arts, Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts: CONNECTIONS (E1)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1e)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1f)

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6.3 - To Arms!: Recruitment of Civil War Officers

Objective: Students will compare and contrast two recruitment advertisements for Civil War soldiers at different points of the war.

Subject: Civil War Propoganda
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: Applications, History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)

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6.4 - Profiles of Maine Civil War Soldiers

Objective: Students will closely read letters from Civil War soldiers and, based on their observations, will create a Soldier Profile and sketch to share with the class.

Subject: Civil War Military Life, Correspondence
Periods: 2
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)

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6.5 - Isabella Fogg: A Woman on the Field

Objective: Students will formulate questions for further research after reading Isabella Fogg's letter to the Maine Soldier's Relief Agency.

Subject: Women in the Civil War, Correspondence, Medicine
Periods: 2
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History, Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)

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6.6 - Further Readings: Chapter Six

Objective: This document contains a list of secondary sources, periodicals, websites, and other media that will assist in the continued study of the material in Finding Katahdin, Chapter Six.

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6.7 - Portfolio Checklist: Unit Two

Objective: This document contains a list of the completed projects for Unit Two Lessons Plans.

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7.1 - Logging in the Maine Woods, Then and Now

Objective: Students will identify the major steps in the logging process in its early years during the mid-1800s. They will research the same steps in the logging process today and compare the two.

Subject: Industry, Logging
Periods: 2
Grades: 9th Grade-Diploma, 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History, Geography
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1d)

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7.2 - Ships: Which is Which

Objective: Students will identify the functions of four different ship designs, both historical and contemporary, by studying their photographs and answering questions about their uses.

Subject: Maritime Transportation and Industry
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts: AESTHETICS & CRITICISM (D1)

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7.3 - Lobster Roll!

Objective: Student will collect data by playing a game that illustrates the delicate ecological balance between fishing, fishing regulations, and fish populations. They will graph and analyze the data, and be able to explain how economic decisions can affect the environment.

Subject: Environmental Balances, Species Growth & Population, Lobster Industry
Periods: 3
Grades: 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Science and Technology, Geography, Mathematics
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Science & Technology: UNIFYING THEMES (A2)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1c)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Science & Technology: ENTERPRISE (C3)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Areas: Science & Technology:LIVING ENVIRONMENT (E2)
   Grade Level: 9th-Diploma; Content Area: Mathematics: DATA (B3b)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma: Mathematics: ALGEBRA (D4)

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7.4 - You Be the Census Taker

Objective: Students will interpret information from an excerpt of the 1870 U.S. Census and compare that data to economic data they collect about local businesses in their own community. They will then evaluate how closely linked their community's economy is to Maine's natural resources economy today.

Subject: Analysis of Local Business, Economics
Periods: 3
Content Areas: Geography
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1c)

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7.5 - Local History Field Trip: A Graveyard Scavenger Hunt

Objective: Students will learn about the history of their own community by exploring a local cemetery.

Subject: Burial Ritual, Symbol & Ceremony, Cemetary Analysis
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)

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7.6 - The Jam on Gerry's Rock: A Maine Folksong

Objective: Students will learn what a folk song is and how it relates to work and history by learning the logging folksong, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock." They will apply their understanding of folk music and work as they collect a Maine folk song from a family member or a member of their community.

Subject: Folksongs
Periods: 2
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts: AESTHETICS & CRITICISM (D1)

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7.7 - Further Readings: Chapter Seven

Objective: This document contains a list of secondary sources, periodicals, websites, and other media that will assist in the continued study of the material in Finding Katahdin, Chapter Seven.

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8.1 - What Caused the Industrial Revolution in Maine?

Objective: Students will synthesize what they have learned about the causes of the Industrial Revolution in Chapter Eight by filling out a concept map illustrating the information.

Subject: Maine Industry, Economics, Technological Innovation
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)

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8.2 - Think for Yourself: How Did Maine Factories Affect the Environment?

Objective: Given a set of information about selected Maine industries in the mid- to late-1800s, students will infer the ways in which these industries might have affected the environment at the time.

Subject: Industry, Economics, Pollution, Use of Natural Resources
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Geography
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1c)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1d)

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8.3 - Ye Olden Times and New

Objective: Students will examine how the Industrial Revolution changed the city of Lewiston and Maine as a whole by analyzing an illustration that compares Lewiston in 1795 to Lewiston in 1895. They will then predict changes that may happen in the future by drawing a picture of their own town now and 100 years from now.

Subject: Industrial Revolution, Media, Lewiston
Periods: 2
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: History, Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1a)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)

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8.4 - Clearcutting: Sustainable Forestry?

Objective: Students will analyze Maine's clearcutting regulations and criticism of those regulations, and judge whether or not current practice qualifies as sustainable forestry.

Subject: Maine Forest Service Regulations, Logging, Forest Growth and Regeneation, Classroom Debate
Periods: 5
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: History, Science and Technology, English Language Arts
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: English Language Arts: WRITING (B3)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: English Language Arts: WRITING (B4)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: English Language Arts: WRITING (B2)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Science & Technology: UNIFYING THEMES (A1)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Science & Technology: UNIFYING THEMES (A3)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Science & Technology: UNIFYING THEMES (A4)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Science & Technology: ENTERPRISE (C3)

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8.5 - Thanks to the Workers

Objective: By analyzing photographs and statements from workers in the 1890s and judging their historical accuracy, students will be able to describe the labor force of the 1890s and to articulate why immigrants, women, and children made good sources of labor for the growing industries.

Subject: Workforce, Labor, Industry, Agriculture, Photography, Visual Analysis
Periods: 2
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)

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8.6 - Further Readings: Chapter Eight

Objective: This document contains a list of secondary sources, periodicals, websites, and other media that will assist in the continued study of the material in Finding Katahdin, Chapter Eight.

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8.7 - Portfolio Checklist: Unit Three

Objective: This document contains a list of the completed projects for Unit Three Lesson Plans.

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9.1 - Women's Suffrage: Pro or Con?

Objective: Students will develop counterarguments to the 1917 pamphlet, "The Case Against Woman Suffrage." They will compare the position of women in 1917 with women today, and judge how suffrage has impacted women's lives.

Subject: Women's Rights, Suffrage, Classroom Debate
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Civics & Government, History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: CIVICS & GOVERNMENT (B2e)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1a)

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9.2 - Local History Project: Create A Tourism Brochure

Objective: In order to create a tourism brochure for their local community, students will describe local geographical, historical, and industrial features, practice persuasive writing skills, gain pride in their local community, and develop their research skills.

Subject: Tourist Industry, Advertising, Graphic Design
Periods: 3
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Visual & Performing Arts, Geography, English Language Arts
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1c)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: English Language Arts: WRITING (B1)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: English Language Arts: RESEARCH (C1)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: English Language Arts: RESEARCH (C1)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts:VISUAL ARTS (B1,B2,B3)

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9.3 - Take A Stance: A Physical Spectrum

Objective: Students will judge the accuracy of selected stereotypes about Maine and Mainers by placing themselves physically on a classroom-wide spectrum.

Subject: Stereotypes, Misconceptions of Maine
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)

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9.4 - Images of Maine:Poetry

Objective: After reading selected poems by Maine authors, students will articulate how the poem represents Maine as a place, and will judge how accurate that image is.

Subject: Maine Writers, Literary Images of Maine, Literary Analysis
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: English Language Arts
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: English Language Arts: READING (A2)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: English Language Arts: READING (A2)

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9.5 - Further Readings: Chapter Nine

Objective: This document contains a list of secondary sources, periodicals, websites, and other media that will assist in the continued study of the material in Finding Katahdin, Chapter Nine.

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10.1 - Venn Diagram: Maine and the US

Objective: Students will compare and contrast both the role of Maine and the U.S. in and reaction to national events including World War I, Prohibition, consumer culture in the 1920s, the KKK, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II.

Subject: Compare and Contrast, Early 20th Century History
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)

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10.2 - Satire and Politics

Objective: Students will study a stiric song written during Prohibition and demonstrate their understanding of how humor can be used as a political tool by writing satiric lyrics about a current political issue.

Subject: Temperance, Prohibition, Folk songs
Periods: 3
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Visual & Performing Arts, Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts: MUSIC (B2)

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10.3 - Gather Your Own History: Oral History Project

Objective: Students will evaluate the accuracy of oral histories as historical documents by conducting their own interviews and analyzing their results.

Subject: Oral History
Periods: 2
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1d)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)

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10.4 - Dinner on the Homefront

Objective: Students will experience and be able to articulate how war abroad affected life at home by planning a balanced meal on rationed food.

Subject: Food & Meal Planning, Nutrition, WWII Rationing of Goods
Periods: 2
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)

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10.5 - The Great Depression Through Photographs

Objective: Students will analyze photographs of the agricultural Acadian community in the St. John Valley taken during the Great Depression. They will use the information they see in the photographs to make conclusions about the condition of agriculture in northern Maine during that time.

Subject: Depression in Rural Maine, Photography
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: History, Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)

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10.6 - Further Readings: Chapter Ten

Objective: This document contains a list of secondary sources, periodicals, websites, and other media that will assist in the continued study of the material in Finding Katahdin, Chapter Ten.

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11.1 - Margaret Chase Smith's Declaration of Conscience

Objective: Students will be able to articulate the significance of Margaret Chase Smith's Declaration of Conscience and its influence on twentieth century politics.

Subject: McCarthyism, Cold War, Communism, Classroom Debate, Margaret Chase Smith
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Content Areas: Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1e)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1f)

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11.2 - The Declaration of Conscience in Cartoons

Objective: Students will be able to explain the significance of Margaret Chase Smith's Declaration of Conscience by analyzing political cartoons depicting different attitudes reactions speech.

Subject: Margaret Chase Smith, Political Cartoons, McCarthism, Cold War, Communism
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1d)

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11.3 - Influence History: Edit A Newspaper

Objective: Students will learn to judge the importance of current events and to estimate their future impact on history by editing their own newspapers and comparing their editorial decisions with those of their classmates.

Subject: Media, Current Events
Periods: 4
Grades: 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: History, Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1d)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1f)

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11.4 - Understanding the Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement

Objective: Students will be able to articulate the central dispute in the Maine Indian Land Claims Case, and based on selected articles and facts, make their own judgments about how fair the settlement was.

Subject: Classroom Debate, Wabanaki Land Claims Settlement (1980), Legal Policy
Periods: 4
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: History, Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1e)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1b)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1f)

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11.5 - Where Are You? Who Are You?

Objective: Students will observe and map patterns of land use in their own neighborhoods, and articulate the ways in which their environments help shape their identities.

Subject: Urban Geogaphy, Mapping
Periods: 4
Grades: 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Geography
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1d)

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11.6 - Further Readings: Chaptrer Eleven

Objective: This document contains a list of secondary sources, periodicals, websites, and other media that will assist in the continued study of the material in Finding Katahdin, Chapter Eleven.

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12.1 - Photographs as Documents

Objective: Students will select and analyze several photographs of Maine as they appear in Finding Katahdin: An Exploration of Maine's Past. Based on the information the photographs include as well as the information they leave out, students will evaluate the photographs as historical documents.

Subject: Photography, Visual Analysis
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: History, Applications
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1d)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)

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12.2 - Creat Your Own Photoessay

Objective: Students will synthesize what they know about their own community by creating a photoessay, that includes their own photographs and an accompanying commentary.

Subject: Arts, Community, Self-Awarness
Periods: 4
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Applications, Visual & Performing Arts
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1c)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1e)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: APPLICATIONS (A1f)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts: VISUAL ARTS (B2,B3)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts: AESTHETICS & CRITICISM (D1)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts: CONNECTIONS (E1)

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12.3 - Evaluating Electronic Maine

Objective: Students will write criteria for evaluating web pages, and then use those criteria to review three selected Maine web sites

Subject: Web Resources and Research, Technology, Advertising
Periods: 3
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Visual & Performing Arts
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts: AESTHETICS & CRITICISM (D1)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts: AESTHETICS & CRITICISM (D1)

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12.4 - Celebrate Maine Cooking!

Objective: Students will analyze several Maine recipes in order to determine what makes them characteristic of Maine.

Subject: Food & Cooking, Local Cuisine
Periods: 2

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12.5 - Further Readings: Chapter Twelve

Objective: This document contains a list of secondary sources, periodicals, websites, and other media that will assist in the continued study of the material in Finding Katahdin, Chapter Twelve.

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12.6 - Portfolio Checklist: Unit Four

Objective: This document contains a list of the completed projects for Unit Four Lesson Plans.

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