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Category: Education, Schools

Historical Items

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Item 10961

Williams School closing, Augusta, June 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-06-12 Location: Augusta; Augusta; Augusta Media: Photographic print

Item 13706

Kennebunkport High School, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Kennebunk Free Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Kennebunkport Media: Contact print from glass negative

Item 14132

Phil Boudreau, Bangor, ca. 1932

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.

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Away at School: Letters Home

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.

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Otisfield's One-Room Schoolhouses

Many of the one-room schoolhouses in Otisfield, constructed from 1839 through the early twentieth century, are featured here. The photos, most of which also show teachers and children, were taken between 1898 and 1998.

Site Pages

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East Grand School

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Fryeburg Academy Archives

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Maine Central Institute

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My Maine Stories

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Classroom Time Capsule
by Anna Bennett

On March 12, 2020, I left my classroom not knowing I wouldn't return again for months.

Story

An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

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

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63 year Presque Isle High School Class Reunion
by Kathryn E Joy

What happens when there are no more reunions planned.

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

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.