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Explore key events in Maine
history

Lesson plans and ideas for
classroom 
teachers.

Check out other interesting
history sites

The Golden Age of
Shipbuilding.

Excerpts from Maria
Higgins Murphy's diary letters.

Coastal Tourism

Read about our featured
interviews for this program.

Read a printable transcript of
this program.



They Came by Sea

Below are printable lesson plans to use in your classroom:

Lesson 1 - Design a Transportation Stamp (For use with Classroom Modules 1 and 2)

Lesson 2 - Maine’s Merchant Marines (For use with Classroom Module 2.)
  • Excerpts from writings by Joanna Colcord and Alice Drinkwater.
Lesson 3 - Lobster Roll! (For use with Module 1) Special thanks to the following schools for their participation in the development of our lesson plans:

Carrabec High School, Madison
Dirigo Middle School, Dixfield
Glenburn Middle School, Bangor
Hermon High School, Hermon
Islesboro Central School, Islesboro
Lake Region High School, Naples
Madison Jr. High School, Madison
Messalonskee High School, Oakland
MSAD #32, Ashland
Mt. Blue Middle School, Farmington
Mt. View High School, Thorndike
Pond Cove School, Cape Elizabeth
Washburn District Elementary School, Washburn
Wells High School, Wells
Williams Jr. High School, Oakland


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THE PROGRAMS | TIMELINE START | CLASSROOM | HISTORY LINKS | THE GOLDEN AGE | DIARIES | COASTAL TOURISM | FEATURED INTERVIEWS
HOME: The Story of Maine on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network was made in partnership with the Maine State Museum. Major funding was provided by the  Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency committed to fostering innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning. Additional funding provided by Elsie Viles.
Major funding for previous seasons of  HOME: The Story of Maine was made possible by a grant from Rural Development, a part of the USDA. Special support is provided by The Maine State Museum and Northeast Historic Films.