Brief Description: Mills gradually took over the spinning and weaving jobs done at home. Because of the number of rivers in Maine, water power was plentiful so many mills and mill towns were established. Mills carded, spun yarn and wove fabric. Maine was even involved in the production of silk thread in the mid to late 19th century. Often very young people worked in the mills and the jobs were dangerous. Students will discover what working … view full description & alignments
Download This Lesson: Hygiene for Horror
Brief Description: Students will understand cause and effect as well as comparing and contrasting in this lesson and by the end will be able to draw conclusions. Students will learn what contributes to the spread of infectious disease and how pest management can control the spread of infectious disease.
Download The Lesson: Soil Is Not Trivial
Brief Description: Using facts about the Dust Bowl, students write questions and playa trivia activity focused around the establishment of a national soil conservation program and the importance of soil. Students then explore and/or develop a plan to address a local soil conservation issue.
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Brief Description: Students develop mapmaking, map reading, and graph reading skills as they learn the capabilities and limitations of our land resources by using a soil survey. In the process students begin to develop the knowledge needed to build a foundation for understanding the complex issues involved in making land use decisions in harmony with the land’s capability.