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Category: Social Movements & Services, Civic & political activity, Temperance

Historical Items

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Item 11511

Rev. Samuel F. Pearson, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 7487

Portland Association for Temperance bylaws, 1827

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1827 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 15756

Shoe store advertisement, Skowhegan

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Skowhegan Media: Ink on paper

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Maine Women's Causes and Influence before 1920

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to read and analyze letters, literature, and other primary documents and articles of material culture from the MHS collections relating to the women of Maine between the end of the Revolutionary War through the national vote for women’s suffrage in 1920. Students will discuss issues including war relief (Civil War and World War I), suffrage, abolition, and temperance, and how the women of Maine mobilized for or in some cases helped to lead these movements.