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Meet Maine here.

Bicentennial Primary Source Sets


The Maine State Museum’s Bicentennial packets allow students to explore Maine history through local primary sources. The topics are designed for different grade levels, ranging from K-12. Each packet includes:

-A Teacher guide with recommendations on setting up the activity

-An introduction with thorough background information for teachers and students, as well as recommended reflection questions/learning goals

-Themed sets of Maine-based primary sources (documents, artifacts, and images)

Analysis Worksheets to guide students through working with primary sources

For more in-depth history, visit the online exhibit Regional Struggle, National Story: Maine’s Path to Statehood.

To learn how to use these materials (in particular with distance learning), click here for a 2020 Maine Department of Education training webinar with our education staff.

 Teachers: is your school closed? Click here for the Distance Learning Guide to these materials. 


The Packets


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