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Finding Katahdin Online: Lesson Plans

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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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