Maine Historical Society



Professional Development and State Initiatives

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After-school Teacher Professional Development Workshop given by The Upstander Project

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Tuesday, October 3, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Teachers and educational professionals are invited to us for a workshop given by The Upstander Project featuring their film First Light, a groundbreaking documentary about Wabanaki cultural survival and stolen children that takes a look inside the first truth and reconciliation commission for Native Americans. Participants will receive valuable training in leading conversations about unexamined events in social history, as well as materials to teach students to source and contextualize information while exploring the meaning and merit of forgiveness, reconciliation, and upstanding (speaking out in defense of those who are targeted for harm or injustice).

Registration required. For more information call 207-774-1822, ext. 214.


An Introduction to Community History for Teachers

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Available year round
Free of charge


A Maine Historical Society educator travels to your school to introduce teachers to the Maine Memory Network, our statewide digital museum. Sessions include a hands–on demonstration of the website and discussion of opportunities for teachers and their students to explore the history of your community.

These sessions last about 45 minutes and should be held in a computer lab or classroom with Internet access. We are flexible and can schedule demonstrations during class periods, department meetings, in–service days, and before or after school.


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Maine Historical Society is now on Edmodo, the social media learning platform for teachers, students, and parents. Connecting with us on Edmodo is a great way to stay up to date on MHS events, programs, and news that is especially relevant to teachers; new information is posted every week! It also a great place to connect and network with other teachers in Maine and to share your opinion and ideas with MHS as an education professional. To connect with MHS on Edmodo, visit the Maine Historical Society Education Community at

Maine National History Day

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National History Day promotes the teaching and learning of history to middle and high school students in Maine and throughout the United States. The competition encourages students to engage in historical research using primary and secondary source historical material and seeks to foster an interest in studying the past in young people. Each year, under the guidance of their teachers, students present their research in the form of papers, exhibits, performances, web sites and documentaries in competitions at the state and national levels. The project plays an important role in helping students develop skills in reading and research, oral and written presentation skills, self-confidence, and a sense of involvement in and responsibility for civic engagement.

Maine Historical Society is a supporting organization of Maine National History Day and a member of the statewide consortium that organizes and runs the competition, along with Maine Humanities Council and the University of Maine.

More Information

Don't see what you're looking for? Do you have an idea or special request for a program? Need more information? Contact Kathleen Neumann, Manager of School and Interpretive Programs with your questions and inquiries at 207-774-1822 ext. 214, email