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Students were presented a series of subject stories which have had an effect on local history.  Sample student papers are presented to show student enthusiasm, comprehension,  and interest in local history.

Introduction to Local History      Part I

State of Maine Learning Results

English Language Arts

B.  LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Students will use reading, listening, and viewing strategies to experience, understand, and appreciate literature and culture.  Students will be able to:

1.  Understand the basic plot of stories.

     

Algonquin Federation

(Indian History)

The Broad Arrow Policy

(King's Inventory)

Canadian or American Soil?

(Border Dispute)

Lesson Plan for Local History

GRADE: 2

OBJECTIVES:  Student will learn about local events by means of discussion, reading and drawing.  By learning about these events prior to web research, students will be better prepared for finding the details of the event when reading on the web pages.

MATERIALS:

Handout on local history sheet

ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:

1. Information on handout will be read orally.  Teacher will add details to the event and discussion will take place.

2. After discussion, students will be asked to draw the main idea.

ASSESSMENT:  Rubric

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