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Portland History: Mapping Portland, 1690 - 1900

Maine Historical Society, Cumberland County

2000

6-8

  • Social Studies -- Civics & Government
  • Social Studies -- Geography
  • Social Studies -- History

1 day

  • 1500-1774
  • 1775-1850
  • 1851-1920

Historical maps, like all historical documents, can be interpreted in many ways. This lesson plan uses five maps to trace the development of Portland from its earliest settlements.

  • Students will practice the skills involved in analyzing primary sources. 

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