Middle School students bridge history and advocacy in unit exploring Maine’s industries

Phil Coupe from Revision Energy recently visited with seventh graders to teach them about different industries in Maine in preparation for their upcoming history unit, Maine Industry Past and Present (this unit will build off the seventh-grade theme “Exploring Home”). As students research Maine industries such as lumber, shipbuilding, potatoes, blueberries, fishing/lobster, and skiing, they will look for relationships between the state’s geography and how it influences what people do for work, play, food, etc. Once students have completed their research, they will write and illustrate a children’s book based on their chosen industry, then send it to a Maine representative with a letter sharing what that individual can do to assist the industry.

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