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Primary Sources: Using Source Documents in the Classroom

Maine Historical Society, Cumberland County

K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

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

1 day

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

This lesson plan introduces teachers how to use a source document and the Maine Memory Network in classrooms. It can be used in any grade and will require one or more source documents, which can be found by searching the Maine Memory Network for the topic of your choice.

  • Students will be able to use primary sources to describe the different arguments for and against Maine statehood. 

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