ERIC Number: ED442699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Life on an Island: Early Settlers off the Rock Bound Coast of Maine. Teaching with Historic Places.
This lesson, based on National Register of Historic Places files, describes early settlers' lives on some of the approximately 5,000 islands off the coast of Maine. During the mid-18th century many of these islands began to be inhabited by settlers eager to take advantage of this interface between land and sea. The lesson discusses the Blue Duck Ships' Store and the Islesford Historical Museum, both located on Little Cranberry Island, two-and-one-half miles by boat from Mount Desert Island, and both part of Acadia National Park. The lesson could be used in units on the settlement of northern New England or on life in the early national period. It can help students strengthen their skills of observation, research, and analysis of a variety of sources. The lesson provides background information about the site and lists objectives for students and materials needed. The unit is divided into these sections: "Locating the Site: Maps" (Maine; Mount Desert and neighboring islands); "Determining the Facts: Readings" (The Hadlocks, a Seafaring Family of Maine; Samuel Hadlock VI's Ledger [with transcript]; Edwin Hadlock's Journal [with transcript]; The Gilleys of Baker Island; The Lighthouse Letter); "Visual Evidence: Images" (Little Cranberry Island, 1870; Little Cranberry Island, 1880s); "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Living on an Island; Local History); and "Supplementary Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Field Trips, Historic Sites, Land Settlement, Local History, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Register of Historic Places, Washington, DC. Interagency Resources Div.
Identifiers - Location: Maine