This lesson examines the role of literature and art as a reaction to and cause of social change. It begins with the search for an American identity and response to the Industrial Revolution, and ends with the rise of tourism as an industry and the beginnings of National Parks.
In this lesson students will practice analyzing primary sources about the Civilian Conservation Corps during the New Deal using the APPARTS method, and then use those sources to write a newspaper article about the role of the CCC in National Parks.
When John and Rachel Carroll moved into their farm house in the fall of 1825 they could not have imagined that it would one day be preserved as an historic resource in Acadia National Park.
Acadia National Park holds one of the most unique features of any national park. Within Acadia’s boundaries are 45 miles of carriage roads, a generous gift to the American people from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Rockefeller’s determination to preserve extraordinary scenery and the horse and carriage lifestyle, combined with his love of road-building, resulted in a carriage road system ﬂanked by sweeping panoramas and intimate views of Acadia.
Wildlife is abundant throughout Acadia National Park, although not always obvious. Many animals are nocturnal or secretive, and therefore go unseen. On closer inspection,however, signs of their presence are everywhere. The protection Acadia National Park provides animals and their habitat allows each of us a great opportunity to learn more about the animals that call Acadia home.