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Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 54
Class of 1910, Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, 1910
Contributed by: An individual through Lincoln Academy Date: 1910 Location: Newcastle Media: Photographic print
Class of 1897 at Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, 1897
Contributed by: Lincoln Academy Date: 1897 Location: Newcastle Media: Photographic print
Lincoln Academy Class of 1878, Newcastle
Contributed by: Lincoln Academy Date: 1878 Location: Newcastle Media: Photographic print
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 67
In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.
Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In
Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.
The mainspring of fashion is the process whereby members of one class imitate the styles of another, who in turn are driven to ever new expedients of fashionable change.
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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 3 of 4
Classes end when the bell rings so teachers have to plan their lessons to fit the period lengths. However, at Scarborough Middle School we don't use…
Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 1 of 4
… orally while standing in front of the rest of the class. In Scarborough at 350: Linking the Past and the Present, Rodney Laughton recalled testing…
Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4
The first class attended from 20 June until 14 September 1930 and had approximately 120 college men from all parts of the country.(1) At the time it…
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 19
What did I do during the Covid quarantine?
by Nasser Rohani from Baha'i Community
Individuals response to Covid and social distancing.
Mike Remillard shares his in-depth knowledge of our community
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
You will learn a lot from Mike's fascination with many topics from church organs to submarines.
Paul Gagne: Living a life fully engaged in his community
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
A man with a wide range of skills and talents shares them for the benefit of his community
Lesson PlansView All Showing 1 of 1
Longfellow Studies: The American Wilderness? How 19th Century American Artists Viewed the Separation Of Civilization and Nature
Grade Level: 9-12
Content Area: Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
When European settlers began coming to the wilderness of North America, they did not have a vision that included changing their lifestyle. The plan was to set up self-contained communities where their version of European life could be lived. In the introduction to The Crucible, Arthur Miller even goes as far as saying that the Puritans believed the American forest to be the last stronghold of Satan on this Earth. When Roger Chillingworth shows up in The Scarlet Letter's second chapter, he is welcomed away from life with "the heathen folk" and into "a land where iniquity is searched out, and punished in the sight of rulers and people." In fact, as history's proven, they believed that the continent could be changed to accommodate their interests. Whether their plans were enacted in the name of God, the King, or commerce and economics, the changes always included and still do to this day - the taming of the geographic, human, and animal environments that were here beforehand. It seems that this has always been an issue that polarizes people. Some believe that the landscape should be left intact as much as possible while others believe that the world will inevitably move on in the name of progress for the benefit of mankind. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby a book which many feel is one of the best portrayals of our American reality - the narrator, Nick Carraway, looks upon this progress with cynicism when he ends his narrative by pondering the transformation of "the fresh green breast of a new world" that the initial settlers found on the shores of the continent into a modern society that unsettlingly reminds him of something out of a "night scene by El Greco." Philosophically, the notions of progress, civilization, and scientific advancement are not only entirely subjective, but also rest upon the belief that things are not acceptable as they are. Europeans came here hoping for a better life, and it doesn't seem like we've stopped looking. Again, to quote Fitzgerald, it's the elusive green light and the "orgiastic future" that we've always hoped to find. Our problem has always been our stoic belief system. We cannot seem to find peace in the world either as we've found it or as someone else may have envisioned it. As an example, in Miller's The Crucible, his Judge Danforth says that: "You're either for this court or against this court." He will not allow for alternative perspectives. George W. Bush, in 2002, said that: "You're either for us or against us. There is no middle ground in the war on terror." The frontier -- be it a wilderness of physical, religious, or political nature -- has always frightened Americans. As it's portrayed in the following bits of literature and artwork, the frontier is a doomed place waiting for white, cultured, Europeans to "fix" it. Anything outside of their society is not just different, but unacceptable. The lesson plan included will introduce a few examples of 19th century portrayal of the American forest as a wilderness that people feel needs to be hesitantly looked upon. Fortunately, though, the forest seems to turn no one away. Nature likes all of its creatures, whether or not the favor is returned. While I am not providing actual activities and daily plans, the following information can serve as a rather detailed explanation of things which can combine in any fashion you'd like as a group of lessons.