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News of the Acadians

Grades 9-12
Social Studies (American History)


Using the Acadia National Park quarter, the students will visit the Acadia National Park website to focus on Acadia's historical development.  Student groups will create a timeline of the history of Acadia, concentrating on the main people, events, and trends in its development (such as the native population, French settlement, and fur trading).  Using the timelines, each group will create a newspaper depicting one event or time period.  Multimedia presentations or printed newspapers will be presented to the entire class.


Acadia National Park Quarter Reverse

United States Map

Timeline of Acadian History


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News of the Acadians

National Standards

Social Studies (American History)

National Council for the Social Studies (

  • Culture
  • Time, Continuity, and Change
  • People, Places, and Environment

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