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Finding Katahdin Online: Lesson Plans

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9.1 - Women's Suffrage: Pro or Con?

Objective: Students will develop counterarguments to the 1917 pamphlet, "The Case Against Woman Suffrage." They will compare the position of women in 1917 with women today, and judge how suffrage has impacted women's lives.

Subject: Women's Rights, Suffrage, Classroom Debate
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Civics & Government, History
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: CIVICS & GOVERNMENT (B2e)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Social Studies: HISTORY (E1a)

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9.2 - Local History Project: Create A Tourism Brochure

Objective: In order to create a tourism brochure for their local community, students will describe local geographical, historical, and industrial features, practice persuasive writing skills, gain pride in their local community, and develop their research skills.

Subject: Tourist Industry, Advertising, Graphic Design
Periods: 3
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: Visual & Performing Arts, Geography, English Language Arts
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: Social Studies: GEOGRAPHY (D1c)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: English Language Arts: WRITING (B1)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: English Language Arts: RESEARCH (C1)
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: English Language Arts: RESEARCH (C1)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: Visual & Performing Arts:VISUAL ARTS (B1,B2,B3)

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9.3 - Take A Stance: A Physical Spectrum

Objective: Students will judge the accuracy of selected stereotypes about Maine and Mainers by placing themselves physically on a classroom-wide spectrum.

Subject: Stereotypes, Misconceptions of Maine
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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9.4 - Images of Maine:Poetry

Objective: After reading selected poems by Maine authors, students will articulate how the poem represents Maine as a place, and will judge how accurate that image is.

Subject: Maine Writers, Literary Images of Maine, Literary Analysis
Periods: 1
Grades: 6th-8th Grades, 9th Grade-Diploma
Content Areas: English Language Arts
Learning Results:
   Grade Level: 9th Grade-Diploma; Content Area: English Language Arts: READING (A2)
   Grade Level: 6th-8th Grades; Content Area: English Language Arts: READING (A2)

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9.5 - Further Readings: Chapter Nine

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 Nine.

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