Service Learning

History 247 Service Learning Project

Maine Matters:  Exploring Local, Mid-Coast, and Maine History

“As a borderland, Maine has long been an international crossroads—an area of dense cultural and economic interaction—and therefore, should be at the center of our quest for understanding past experience.”   Alan Taylor, “Center and Peripheries:  Locating Maine's History,” Maine History 39:1 (Spring 2000), 3.

Doing History and Thinking Historically:

Historians are detectives who ask questions about the past, [formulate preliminary answers], and search for evidence to answer these questions. Each time historians work they follow a process that will help them answer their questions.

The process

Topics in Brunswick, Mid-Coast, and Maine History: