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  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

  • Trail Closure: Gorge Path weekdays, 7 am - 4 pm

    The section of the Gorge Path between the Hemlock Path intersection and the A. Murray Young Trail intersection is closed until rehabilitation work is completed. The closure will be in effect Mondays through Fridays only, from 7 am to 4 pm.

Carriage Road Explorers - Maine Learning Results

Acadia National Park Education District
Carriage Road Explorers
Grade 3


  • To acquaint students with the history of Acadia National Park’s carriage roads.
  • To encourage preservation of the carriage roads and a personal sense of stewardship.
  • To help students appreciate the beauty and unique qualities of Acadia’s carriage roads.

Students will be able to:

  • Identify two people who were important to the story of the carriage roads and why they were important.
  • Name three factors that people considered when designing and building the carriage roads.
  • Identify two kinds of trees growing along the carriage roads.
  • Describe how granite was cut to build the stone bridges.
  • Name two parts of a bridge.
  • Give one reason why Acadia’s carriage road system is worth preserving.


Health and Physical Education
Physical Education

C. Personal and Social Interactions:
The student will demonstrate responsible personal and social behaviors in physical activity settings.

Students will be able to:
• Follow activity-specific rules, procedures, and etiquette.
• Demonstrate safety principles in physical activity settings.

Modern and Classical Language
B. Reading, Listening, and Viewing for Understanding
Students will develop reading, listening, and viewing skills so they can obtain and interpret information

Science and Technology
A. Classifying Life Forms
Students will understand that there are similarities within the diversity of all living things.

Students will be able to:

  • Describe the different living things within a given habitat.
  • Compare and contrast the life cycles, behavior, and structure of different organisms.

M. Implications of Science and Technology
Students will understand the historical, social, economic, environmental, and ethical implications of science and technology.

Students will be able to:

  • Explore how technology (e.g., transportation, irrigation) has altered human settlement.

Social Studies
B. Historical Knowledge, Concepts, and Patterns
Students will develop historical knowledge of major events, people, and enduring themes in the United States, in Maine, and throughout world history.

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of major events and people in United States and Maine history

B. Human Interaction with Environments
Students will understand and analyze the relationships among people and their physical environment.

Students will be able to:

  • Explain ways in which communities reflect the backgrounds of their inhabitants.
  • Use a variety of materials and geographic tools to explain how the physical environment supports and constrains human activities.

Did You Know?

From atop Cadillac Mountain, the sun is just starting to rise over the Porcupine Islands.

Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park is the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. During certain times of the year, it is the first place in the U.S. to see sunrise.