|Five lesson plans are available online|
The Malaga Island educational materials, especially the classroom-based lesson plans, will enjoy a life beyond that of the wonderful, award-winning exhibit. Most exciting to me is how the interdisciplinary and inquiry-based learning approach of the five lesson plans, including their use of the Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy novel, could potentially secure Malaga Island an enduring place in the curriculum of Maine's schools.
Please help spread the word about these exciting, online resources that have been made available to educators and members of the public:
-Malaga Island artifacts
-Malaga Island historic photographs
-Malaga Island Lesson Plans - Five lessons plans encourage a comparison of fiction and non-fiction materials about the historic events on Malaga Island, encourage skill building in critical thinking and primary source evaluation, explore Malaga's place in a complex ecosystem, and strengthen understanding of the scientific process.
- Lesson Plan 1: Introduction to Malaga Island & Using Primary Sources
- Lesson Plan 2: Visual Literacy and Images of Malaga Island
- Lesson Plan 3: Media Literacy, Citizenry, and Conflicting Accounts of Malaga Island
- Lesson Plan 4: Going Beyond 'Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy:' Revisiting Malaga Island with Civil Action
- Lesson Plan 5: Archaeology and Environment on Malaga Island
-C-SPAN Malaga Island Documentary
-Interview with Malaga Island Archaeologists
[Patricia Pierce Erikson, Ph.D. is a Peaks Island-based writer, educator, and anthropologist who blogs here at Heritage in Maine and also at Peaks Island Press.]