Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 3697
Cover of Mussul Unsquit Yearbook, Strong High School, 1923
Contributed by: Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lambert through Strong Historical Society Date: 1923 Location: Strong Media: Ink on paper
Staff of Biddeford High School Olympian, 1924
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1924 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print
1926 Commencement Issue, Biddeford High School
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1926 Location: Biddeford Media: Paper-bound yearbook/magazine
Tax RecordsView All Showing 2 of 50
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 2 of 140
Waynflete School, Portland, 1972-1973
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1972–1973 Location: Portland Client: Waynefleet School Architect: Holmes A. Stockly; Stockly & Leahy Assoc.
Workshop for Maine School for the Blind, Portland, 1908
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1908 Location: Portland Client: Maine School for the Blind Architect: Frederick A. Tompson
First Grammar School, Auburn, ca. 1888
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1888 Location: Auburn; Auburn Client: City of Auburn Architect: George M. Coombs
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 134
Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic: Brooklin Schools
When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.
Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.
John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 1555
Guilford, Maine - Guilford Schools
Both the grade school and high school were decked out with buntings and other festive decorations for the town of Guilford’s Centennial celebration.
Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Schools
Hallowell Schools Warren St. School, Hallowell, ca. 1890Courtesy of Sumner A. Webber, Sr., an individual partner The founders of Hallowell…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 114
Sarah Jane Poli: Biddeford’s first female school superintendent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
An Italian immigrant's daughter is key to a family grocery store and a leader in the school system
Bob Hodge:A rocky road to become Biddeford school superintendent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
The son of immigrants, Bob's hard work and determination leads to a life of community service.
Ann Luginbuhl - One-to-one in a small rural school
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project
Ann Luginbuhl describes the arrival of one-to-one in a K-8 school of 30 students.
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 31
Longfellow Studies: Celebrity's Picture - Using Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Portraits to Observe Historic Changes
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Content Area: Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
"In the four quarters of the globe, who reads an American book?" Englishman Sydney Smith's 1820 sneer irked Americans, especially writers such as Irving, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Maine's John Neal, until Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's resounding popularity successfully rebuffed the question. The Bowdoin educated Portland native became the America's first superstar poet, paradoxically loved especially in Britain, even memorialized at Westminster Abbey. He achieved international celebrity with about forty books or translations to his credit between 1830 and 1884, and, like superstars today, his public craved pictures of him. His publishers consequently commissioned Longfellow's portrait more often than his family, and he sat for dozens of original paintings, drawings, and photos during his lifetime, as well as sculptures. Engravers and lithographers printed replicas of the originals as book frontispiece, as illustrations for magazine or newspaper articles, and as post cards or "cabinet" cards handed out to admirers, often autographed. After the poet's death, illustrators continued commercial production of his image for new editions of his writings and coloring books or games such as "Authors," and sculptors commemorated him with busts in Longfellow Schools or full-length figures in town squares. On the simple basis of quantity, the number of reproductions of the Maine native's image arguably marks him as the country's best-known nineteenth century writer. TEACHERS can use this presentation to discuss these themes in art, history, English, or humanities classes, or to lead into the following LESSON PLANS. The plans aim for any 9-12 high school studio art class, but they can also be used in any humanities course, such as literature or history. They can be adapted readily for grades 3-8 as well by modifying instructional language, evaluation rubrics, and targeted Maine Learning Results and by selecting materials for appropriate age level.
Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.
How Do Communities Represent Themselves
Grade Level: K-2
Content Area: Social Studies
Students learn about historical and current flags of Maine and work in small groups to create flags to represent their classroom/school communities.