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John Baker was the first person in the Valley to defy British authority.  He was the first person to receive an American land deed and fly the American flag (for which he went to jail).  

Researching John Baker on Internet

STATE OF MAINE LEARNING RESULTS

HISTORY

C. HISTORICAL INQUIRY, ANALYSIS, AND INTERPRETATION

Students will learn to evaluate resource material such as documents, artifacts, maps, artworks, and literature, and to make judgments about the perspectives of the authors and their credibility when interpreting current historical events.  Students will be able to:

Pre-K-2

1.  Use artifacts and documents to gather information about the past.

 

Researching John Baker Lesson Plan

GRADE:  2

OBJECTIVES:  Students will learn to type in URLs in the address box to find information on Internet.  After typing John Baker's URL, they will read the article and answer the questions on the handout.

MATERIALS:

computer with Internet

handout on John Baker

ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES:

1.  Students will get online and then type in the following  address for John Baker's site in the Address box.

http://www.upperstjohn.com/people/johnbaker.htm

2.  Then they will proceed to answer the questions on the handout about John Baker.

 

ASSESSMENT:  Rubric

Teacher prepared handout to assist Baker research.

JOHN BAKER RESEARCH

 

1. Who was Nathan Baker married to?

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2. Who did John Baker marry?

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3. What were the names of the people who left Moscow, Maine?

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4. What year did they leave Moscow, Maine?

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5. How often did John Baker go to jail?

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Great job researching on Internet!