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Carroll Homestead - Teacher Resources

Fourth-grade students walk back in time as they explore the Carroll family homestead site and discover what life was like on a subsistence farm in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Educator's Guide (pdf - 335kb) - Images are low resolution to reduce file size.

Maine State Learning Results


All items are available from the Educator's Resource Library unless otherwise indicated with a *.

General Bibliography

*Dunnack, Henry E. The Maine Book. Augusta, ME, 1920.

Gammon, Billie. Rural Reflections 1840's to 1880's. Maine: Washburn-Norlands Foundation, 1978.

Green, Harvey. The Light of the Home. New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1983.

*The 1989 Information Please Almanac. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1989.

Raup, Henry. Four Generations in Maine. Ellsworth, ME: Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1993.

*Thornton, Mrs. Seth S. Traditions and Records of Southwest Harbor and Somesville, Mount Desert Island, Maine. Auburn, ME: Merrill and Webber, 1938.

*The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1994. NJ: Funk and Wagnall, Inc., 1994.

Teacher Literature

Aho, Patricia A. Quilt Designs From Down East. Camden, ME: Down East Books, 1991.

American Mail Order Fashions. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1989.

Anderson, Robert V. Mixin's and Fixin's. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1988.

Bronson, J. and R. Bronson. Early American Weaving and Dyeing. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1977.

Clark, Charles E., James S. Leamon and Karen Bowden. Maine in the Early Republic. London: University Press of New England, 1988.

A Country Kitchen, 1850. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1987.

Early American School Books. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1988.

Gardner, James B. and George Rollie Adams. Ordinary People and Everyday Life. Nashville, TN: The American Association for State and Local History, 1982.

Kyvig, David E. and Myron A. Marty. Nearby History - Exploring the Past Around You. Nashville, TN: The American Association for State and Local History, 1983.

Nylander, Jane C. Our Own Snug Fireside. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1994.

Rascals and Rogues of Long Ago. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1989.

Schlereth, Thomas J. Artifacts and the American Past. Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History, 1980.

Sloane, Eric. A Museum of Early American Tools. New York, NY: Funk and Wagnals, 1964.

Stenson, Elizabeth. Early Settler Activity Guide. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co.,1983.

Weitzman, David. My Backyard History Book. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Co., 1975.

White, et al. Fun and Games of Long Ago. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1988.

Student Literature

Adams, Peter. Early Loggers and the Sawmill. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1989.

Aylesworth, Thomas G. and Virginia L. Aylesworth. Let's Discover the States - Northern New England. New York, NY: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.

Children's Stories of the 1850s. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1987.

Grandma Trooley's Old Fashioned Picture Book for Boys and Girls. Maynard, MA: Chandler Press, 1988.

Gunby, Lise. Early Farm Life. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing, 1983.

Kalman, Bobbie. Early Village Life. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1981.

Kalman, Bobbie. Food for the Settler. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1982.

Kalman, Bobbie. Early Artisans. Toronto, Ontario: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1983.

Kalman, Bobbie. Home Crafts. Toronto, Ontario: Crabtree Publishing, 1990.

Kalman, Bobbie. Visiting a Village. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1990.

Kalman, Bobbie. Colonial Crafts. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.

Kalman, Bobbie. Early Stores and Markets. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.

Kalman, Bobbie. Early Travel. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.

Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: Tools and Gadgets. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1992.

Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: 18th Century Clothing. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1993.

Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: The Kitchen. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1993.

Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: 19th Century Clothing. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Company, 1993.

Kalman, Bobbie and Tammy Everts. Historic Communities: A Child's Day. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1994.

Kalman, Bobbie and Tammy Everts. Historic Communities: Customs and Traditions. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1994.

Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: A One-Room School. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1994.

Kalman, Bobbie. Historic Communities: Settler Sayings. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Co., 1994.

Perl, Lila. The Great Ancestor Hunt: The Fun of Finding Out Who You Are. New York, NY: Clarion Books, 1989.

Did You Know?

A girl stands along the stone steps of the Kurt Diederich Path in this historic image taken around 1920.

Acadia National Park contains more than 120 miles of historic hiking trails. Many of these trails were established by local village improvement societies in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today many of the historic features, such as stonework, are still visible.