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Historical Items

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Item 6698

Boats, Greenville, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Media: Photographic print

Item 75825

Albert Butler Richardson on a ship, ca. 1919

Contributed by: Descendants of Annah Butler Richardson and Arthur Berry Richardson through Prince Memorial Library Date: circa 1919 Media: Photographic print

Item 108603

Relaxing on the Sheepscot River, Westport Island, 1946

Contributed by: An individual through Westport Island History Committee Date: 1946 Location: Westport Island Media: Photographic print

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The District of Maine's Coastal Economy

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.