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Historical Field Trip to Fort Kent

STATE OF MAINE LEARNING RESULTS

Social Studies

HISTORY

B.  HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE, CONCEPTS, AND PATTERNS

Students will develop historical knowledge of major events, people and enduring themes in the United States, in Maine and throughout world history.  Students will be able to:

Pre-K-2

1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the similarities between families now and in the past, including daily life today and in other times.

Customs and Immigration explained the history of their services in Fort Kent dating back to 1910.
Remember, remember always that all of us are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.  Franklin D. Roosevelt
Students walked the Fort Kent dike from the  Customs Building to the Fort Kent Blockhouse. The dike was built to protect the town from  yearly floods.
Students visited the Fort Kent Blockhouse built during the border dispute.  Second graders explained the history of the blockhouse as well as other local history to the two other classes.
               HISTORY IN THE MAKING

Students went to the Northern Maine Sports Center where Olympic Biathelon training takes place.  Fort Kent is one of three places that hosts training nationally. Students viewed demonstrations and toured the grounds.