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Finding Katahdin Online: Lesson Plans

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Objective: Students will evaluate the accuracy of oral histories as historical documents by conducting their own interviews and analyzing their results.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