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Finding Katahdin Online: Lesson Plans

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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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