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Historical Items

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Item 35228

Maine School of Practical Nursing Brochure, 1963

Contributed by: Kennebec Valley Community College Archive Date: 1963 Location: Waterville; Presque Isle Media: Ink on paper

Item 23885

Josiah Pierce on education, Bridgton, 1813

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1813 Location: Bridgton Media: Ink on paper

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Item 100315

K.B. Sewall letter on daughter's education, Mobile, 1858

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1858-08-13 Location: Mobile; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110237

Region III Vocational Education (Lincoln Vocational School) alterations to mill building, Lincoln, 1974-1975

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1974–1975 Location: Lincoln Client: Town of Lincoln Architect: Wadsworth, Boston, Dimick, Mercer & Weatherill

Item 135763

Charles A. Dana Education Center elevations, Portland, 1983

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1983 Location: Portland Client: Maine Medical Center Architect: Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott

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Walch Publishing Valley Street alterations first floor plan, Portland, 1983-1987

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1983–1987 Location: Portland Client: J. Weston Walch, Publisher Architect: Wadsworth Boston Mercer & Weatherill

Online Exhibits

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Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

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Carlton P. Fogg, Advocate for Vocational Education

Carlton P. Fogg (1899-1972) was passionate about vocational and technical education. While teaching at the high school level in Waterville, Fogg's lobbying and letter-writing helped create the Kennebec Valley Vocational Technical Institute in 1969.

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Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

Site Pages

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Music in Maine - Music Education

"Music Education Children's Music Click to see more Children's Music Child development educators agree music ignites the skills children need…"

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

"It was set up as an example of old-time education where students could visit and learn about education in the 19th century."

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Educator Resources

"Educator Resources X Resources and activities for educators that are tied to the following exhibits: Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass"…"

My Maine Stories

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Damian Bebell - Education Researcher
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Education innovations benefit from thoughtful reflection by everyone involved.

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Laura Richter - Educator
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Laura Richter was a Middle School Educator in Skowhegan, Maine as the MLTI began in 2002.

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Duke Albanese - Maine Commissioner of Education (1996-2003)
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

As Maine Commissioner of Education Duke Albanese kept the MLTI focused on learning.

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Daily Life in 1820

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to explore and analyze primary source documents from the years before, during, and immediately after Maine became the 23rd state in the Union. Through close looking at documents, objects, and art from Maine during and around 1820, students will ask questions and draw informed conclusions about life at the time of statehood.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Sporting Maine

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Health Education & Physical Education, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to myriad communities in Maine, past and present, through the universal lens of sports and group activities. Students will explore and understand the history of many of Maine’s recreational pastimes, what makes Maine the ideal location for some outdoor sports, and how communities have come together through team activities throughout Maine’s history.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Healthcare History in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to read and analyze letters, literature, and other primary documents and articles of material culture from the MHS collections relating to how people in Maine have given and received healthcare throughout history. Students will discuss the giving and receiving of medicines and treatments from the 18th-21st centuries, the evolving role of hospitals since the 19th century, and how the nursing profession has changed since the Civil War. Students will also look at how people and healthcare facilities in Maine have addressed epidemics in the past, such as influenza and tuberculosis, and what we can learn today from studying the history of healthcare and medicine.