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Primary Sources: Museum Practices for Students

Greater Portland Landmarks, Cumberland County


K-2, 3-5

  • Social Studies -- History

1 day

  • Pre-1500
  • 1500-1774
  • 1775-1850
  • 1851-1920
  • 1921-today
  • Community

Included here are some basics about general museum etiquette and ways to enable your students a greater understanding of museums, artifacts and their significance in illustrating history.

  • Students will learn how to and practice using evidence from primary sources to support a point view. 

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A resource developed by Greater Portland Landmarks with the support of the Rines-Thompson Foundation and Maine Memory Network