Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.
Lowell's General Store & the Railroad E.H. Lowell, West Farmington, Maine This stencil was used to mark crates and barrels.Item Contributed…
General Henry Knox Museum Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Museum www.knoxmuseum.org X General Henry Knox Museum PO Box 326 Thomaston, ME…
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5
Content Area: Social Studies
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.
Grade Level: 3-5
Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson is an overview of Captain Lemuel Moody's (builder of the Observatory) signaling system used at the Portland Observatory. Activities range from flag making to mapping and journal writing. The "Signals" slide show allows students to look at Captain Moody's general and private signals notebooks. Students are asked a series of questions about the notebooks and Moody's signaling system allowing for a better understanding of the principles behind the Observatory.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This lesson plan will give middle and high school students a broad overview of America’s ash tree population, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) threatening it, and the importance of the ash tree to the Wabanaki people in Maine. Students will look at Maine’s geological/glacial beginnings as well as Wabanaki oral histories for a general understanding of how the ash tree came to be a significant part of Maine’s environmental history. Students will compare national measures to combat the EAB to the Wabanaki-led Ash Task Force’s approaches in Maine, will discuss the benefits and challenges of biological control of invasive species, the concept of climigration, and how research scientists arrive at best practices for aiding the environment.