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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag

Timeline of Events

October 2008
Scarborough Team begins monthly meetings to explore grant application for 2009-2010 MCHP cohort

April 2009
MCHP Grant is submitted

June 2009
Scarborough Team is notified of its selection as a member of 2009-2010 MCHP cohort

July 2009
Scarborough Team participates in orientation with seven other MCHP teams at Maine Historical Society

Students are introduced to use of gloves when handling artifacts
Students are introduced to use of gloves when handling artifacts

September 2009
Kristie Littlefield, MCHP Educator Coordinator, visits student team members in Jessica Kelley's GATES class for welcoming celebration

Student team visits Scarborough Historical Society and Museum to meet members of Historical Society and Scarborough Public Library team and to tour the museum

October 2009
Community Event is held at the Scarborough Public Library to launch the year-long MCHP initiative; Over 60 people are in attendance

Larissa Vigue Picard, MCHP Community Partnership Coordinator, shows students how to handle historic items, scan and upolad to MMN

Students Skype with Historic Team
Students Skype with Historic Team

January 2010
Scarborough Team presents first exhibit storyboard along with other teams at mid-year training at Maine Historical Society

First SKYPE session between student team members and Scarborough Historical Society

Kristie Littlefield joins Jessica Kelly to present workshops at in-service day for Scarborough School Dept. educators

Scanning session at the Scarborough Public Library

March 2010
Dani Fazio offers photography training for team at Scarborough Public Library

Students adjust lighting before photographing an artifact from the Scarborough Historical Society collection.
Students adjust lighting before photographing an artifact from the Scarborough Historical Society collection.

Jessica Kelly incorporates the use of the social networking site "Ning" to encourage student dialogue and exploration using "mystery" artifacts from Scarborough's MMN collection

April 2010
Students participate in photography session and explore/scan Town Reports at Scarborough Public Library

May 2010
Jessica Kelly and four students present on the MCHP at the 7th annual Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Student Conference , University of Maine, Orono

June 2010
Student Team visits site of the Middleton shipwreck on Higgins Beach; Rodney Laughton, President of the Historical Society, talks with students about the history of Higgins Beach and hosts a picnic lunch at The Breakers

Scarborough MCHP team launches completed website at a community event held at the Scarborough Middle School