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Finding Katahdin Online: Lesson Plans

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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the photographs include as well as the information they leave out, students will evaluate the photographs as historical documents.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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