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Mystery Corner Item

Item 104874

Sailing vessel, ca. 1920

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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1920

Item 1121

Slave ship evading the Royal Navy, 1878

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1877 Media: Oil painting

Item 9612

Receipt from Rising Sun, Doel, Belgium, 1860

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1860 Location: Doel Media: Ink on paper

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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.

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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.