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Item 64268

Model classroom, Farmington State Normal School, 1870s

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF

Date: circa 1870

Location: Farmington

Media: Photographic print

Item 61022

Classroom, Biddeford, ca. 1900

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 18032

Elementary students, Portland, ca. 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1923

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

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Item 76024

Assessor's Record, 716-730 Stevens Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Westbrook College

Use: Dormitory & Classrooms

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Writing on the board, North School, Portland, ca. 1915

Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.

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Chapman School patriotism, Portland, ca. 1920

"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

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Students on porch, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1928

We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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Beech Hill School, Scarborough, ca. 1879

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 1 of 4

A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time The school system in Scarborough has seen many changes over the past 352 years.

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Scarborough High School Graduation Program, June 16, 1893

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 3 of 4

Back then, there were multiple books in each classroom, for a while there was only one. The first book introduced to classrooms was the Bible.

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 Scarborough High School Track Team, 1921

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 2 of 4

A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time Extra Curricular Danielle, grade 6 Scarborough High School Track Team, 1921Item Contributed…