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Historical Items

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Item 15764

Hampden Youth Temperance Society Constitution, 1839

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1839 Location: Hampden Media: Ink on paper

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Item 23606

Youth Week Parade, Main Street, Calais, ca. 1945

Contributed by: An individual through Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1945 Location: Calais Media: Photographic print

Item 103297

National Youth Administration cabin, Houlton, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.

Exhibit

The Establishment of the Troy Town Forest

Seavey Piper, a selectman, farmer, landowner, and leader of the Town of Troy in the 1920s through the early 1950s helped establish a town forest on abandoned farm land in Troy. The exhibit details his work over ten years.

Exhibit

George W. Hinckley and Needy Boys and Girls

George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Classical and Scientific Academy

At the date of the will, and until June, 1888, it conducted a school at Hallowell for the education of youth of both sexes, of the grade and scope of…

Site Page

Blue Hill, Maine - Writer

… named in the Bible, Written Especially for Youth. The woodcuts he made for the book are still preserved in Blue Hill at The Jonathan Fisher…

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Guilford, Maine - STUDENT CORNER

… Guilford History as Seen Through the Eyes of Youth by 8th Grade Students, Piscataquis Community Middle School (Please note: Editing, including…

My Maine Stories

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Story

An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Story

Childhood Memories of Learning to Swim on Rangeley Lake
by Betty C.

Betty's two older sisters taught her how to swim on Rangeley Lake.

Story

"Mama sings 'get your hands up'": Maria's Diary June 2020
by Maria

Maria, 7 years old, records impressions of staying with her grandparents in Somesville in June 2020.

Lesson Plans

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Portland History: "My Lost Youth" - Longfellow's Portland, Then and Now

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow loved his boyhood home of Portland, Maine. Born on Fore Street, the family moved to his maternal grandparents' home on Congress Street when Henry was eight months old. While he would go on to Bowdoin College and travel extensively abroad, ultimately living most of his adult years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he never forgot his beloved Portland. Years after his childhood, in 1855, he wrote "My Lost Youth" about his undiminished love for and memories of growing up in Portland. This exhibit, using the poem as its focus, will present the Portland of Longfellow's boyhood. In many cases the old photos will be followed by contemporary images of what that site looked like 2004. Following the exhibit of 68 slides are five suggested lessons that can be adapted for any grade level, 3–12.

Lesson Plan

Longfellow's Ripple Effect: Journaling With the Poet - "My Lost Youth"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
This lesson is part of a series of six lesson plans that will give students the opportunity to become familiar with the works of Longfellow while reflecting upon how his works speak to their own experiences.

Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Building Community/Community Buildings

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.