HOME: The Story of Maine
"A Place Apart" - The Story Behind the Image of Maine
(for use with both modules of Episode 1)
|ALIGNMENT WITH MAINE'S LEARNING RESULTS:
1. A Clear and Effective Communicator
2. A Collaborative and Quality Worker
Content Area: SOCIAL STUDIES: Geography: Skills and Tools
Content Standard: Students will know how to construct and interpret maps and use globes and other geographic tools to locate and derive information about people, places, regions, and environments.
Performance Indicator: Middle Grades (5-8): Students will develop maps, globes, charts, models, and databases to analyze geographical patterns on the earth.
Content Area: GEOGRAPHY: Human Interaction with Environments
Content Standard: Students will understand and analyze the relationships between
people and their physical environments.
2-3 weeks, including time inside and outside of classProcedure:
Create a tourist brochure for your town or community. Work closely with the Chamber of Commerce to identify important places and features to include. Raise money to have the brochures printed professionally and make them available at local bookstores, libraries, and post offices.Suggested Resources:
Internet Sources:Go to the top
- For links to a variety of recreation and tourism sites in northern Maine go to www.mainrec.com.
- Acadia National Park: www.acadia.net/anp/.
- For links to the downeast region of Maine, go to www.softech- consulting.com/acadia.
- Maine Office of Tourism: www.visitmaine.com
- Delorme Map Company: www.delorme.com.
- Maine Geological Survey: www.state.me. us/doc/nrimc/mgs/mgs.htm
- For links to Maine travel and tourism sites, go to www.maineguide.com.
- For some excellent Maine maps, go to the Maine GIS Office: http://ap ollo.ogis.state.me.us/images/images.htm
- . If you want to make your own maps of Maine, go to http:/ /apollo.ogis.state.me.us/mapping/mapframe.htm.
- For several excellent exhibitions of early maps of Maine, go to the Osher Map Library at www.usm.ma ine.edu/~maps/web_exhibit.html.
- The Maine Almanac and Book of Lists, Maine Times, 1994.
- Maine Geographic Digests, the Geographical Digest Series, by Sherman Hasbrouck, et al. Orono: University of Maine at Orono. 1994-1995.
- The Maine Atlas and Gazetter, Delorme Company. Find the most recent edition of this indispensable Maine Atlas. It's available for approximately $17 at most book stores in the state.
- Various recent tourist guides to Maine, such as Maine: Off the Beaten Path, by Wayne Curtis, Maine, by Charles Calhoun, et al, or Maine: An Explorer's Guide, by Christina Tree and Elizabeth Roundy. These kinds of books abound, so encourage students to hunt for their own.
- Encourage students to email chambers of commerce in their region, or to email the Maine Office of Tourism directly.