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Category: Government, Politics & Law, Government Buildings, Town halls and meeting houses

Historical Items

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Item 7863

Town Hall, Atkinson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Atkinson Media: Photoprint

Item 7867

Town Hall, Atkinson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Atkinson Media: Photoprint

Item 10787

City Buildings, Biddeford, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Lesson Plans

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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.