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Finding Katahdin Online: Lesson Plans

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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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