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Sharing early American history with area students

Four schools shared teachers, students and learning approaches to George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and the time they lived at Blue Hill Consolidated School on March 4. “Think 100 years down the road,” said Brooksville teacher Kathy Allen to a mix of BHCS, Brooksville, Castine and Surry first- and second-graders, as they worked on projects illustrating trade, cooking and everyday life from 1730 to 1870. “I think it’s exciting for the students to get together from different schools and share what they’ve learned,” said Union 93 Curriculum Coordinator Rachael Khorman Ramos. Teachers and students agreed. “It’s been pretty fun,” said BHCS teacher Kathy Halley, while Nora Spratt of Adams School in Castine nodded. “It’s pretty cool,” she said.

Blake Nason helps stir hasty pudding

Blake Nason helps stir hasty pudding

Blake Nason of BHCS helps stir hasty pudding.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Jennifer McKenney helped students

Jennifer McKenney helped students

Jennifer McKenney (standing), a George Stevens Academy student, helped students create a portrait of Abraham Lincoln.

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Nora Spratt and Tysen Jordan

Nora Spratt and Tysen Jordan

Second-graders Nora Spratt of Castine and Tysen Jordan of Blue Hill helped create a presentation from American history.

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Kathy Allen helps a group of second-graders

Kathy Allen helps a group of second-graders

Brooksville teacher Kathy Allen helps a group of second-graders count tree rings.

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Darren French helps students make hasty pudding

Darren French helps students make hasty pudding

Darren French of Castine’s Wilson Museum helps students make hasty pudding, a staple from the 1700s.

Photo by Anne Berleant