The resources found in this section are designed to help teachers and students of all ages learn about Maine history, use Maine Memory effectively, and explore the history of their own communities.
Maine Memory Network provides free, unprecedented, online access to tens of thousands of primary source materials and hundreds of online exhibits; a virtual textbook on Maine history; lesson plans; and numerous other resources.
Maine Memory Network allows teachers and students to:
- access a growing collection of more than 45,000 primary source materials contributed by over 270 organizations (historical societies, museums, libraries) from every corner of Maine;
- create and share online exhibits, albums, and slide shows; and
- work with local historical organizations-scanning, doing research, and building exhibits and community history sites-to share your community's history on Maine Memory.
We provide extensive support to teachers and students, including:
- demonstrations of Maine Memory Network;
- training sessions;
- help identifying, locating, and using historical sources in your community;
- help developing partnerships with local historical organizations;
- assistance with using our curriculum, or designing your own; and
- facilitation of in-classroom and community-based projects.
How do you want to use Maine Memory Network?
Lesson Plans - Find engaging and effective lessons that utilize primary sources to make Maine history come alive for your students.
In the Classroom - Using current Maine Memory Network content, lesson plans, and tools to teach students about primary sources and Maine history.
In the Community - Working with local historical and other organizations to create new content on Maine Memory by digitizing local historical collections, creating online exhibits, and community history websites.
Lesson plans and instructions specifically designed and written for teachers and students
- Virtual Learning Hub - video lessons, online exhibits, lesson plans
- Maine History Online - Maine History by time period or theme
- Educator's Guide to Using Primary Sources One-to-One (PDF)
- Educator's Guide to Online Exhibits (PDF)
- Educator's Guide to Albums (PDF)
- Educator's Guide to Community History Websites (PDF)
- Project Planning Worksheet for Educators (PDF)
- Teacher Advisory Board
Email Kathleen Neumann, Manager of Education and Interpretation, to talk about your interests, schedule a demonstration in your school, or get started on a project. Or call her at 207-774-1822 x 214.