Kathleen Neumann, Maine Historical Society, Cumberland County
6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary
- Social Studies -- History
- The People/Peopling of Maine
This lesson presents an overview of the history of the Irish and Ulster Scots/Scots Irish in Maine and the U.S., including some of the factors that led to their immigration to the U.S., a look into the prejudice and discrimination many Irish and Ulster Scots/Scots Irish experienced, and the contributions of Irish and Ulster Scots/Scots Irish to community life and culture in Maine.
- Students will be able to identify and describe factors that led to Ulster Scots and Irish immigration to the U.S. Students will be able to define prejudice and discrimination and the impact it can have on immigrants. Students will be able to identify and describe the ways in which Ulster Scots and Irish immigrants and their descendants have contributed to community life and culture in Maine. Students will answer questions about information from secondary and primary sources through close looking and hypothesizing. Students will examine and analyze primary source documents, art, and objects, and use the sources provided to draw informed conclusions and ask informed questions about the Ulster Scots and Irish community in Maine and the United States.