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Mary Morton Cowan, Children's Author
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Cyrus Field's Big Dream: the Daring Effort to Lay the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable. How I came to write this biography, featuring Cyrus Field's courage and perseverance to achieve his goal, and highlighting the cable's importance to worldwide communication. Includes a powerpoint presentation and other visuals. Can also include audience participation to introduce characters in the book. Reading and discussion. (grades4 and up, 30-50 minutes)

          Curriculum Content: English Language Arts, Science and Technology, Mathematics, Social Studies (STEM, STEAM topics)

Captain Mac: the Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic Explorer. Where my idea came from and how it developed first into an historical novel, then a biography. Includes a Powerpoint presentation and other visuals. Reading and discussion. (grades 4 and up, 30-50 minutes)

Curriculum Content: English Language Arts, Modern and Classical Language, Science and Technology, Social Studies. 
Timberrr…A History of Logging in New England. Particularly good for middle school, Maine history studies. How my idea became a published book. Includes vintage movies, other visuals, and activities. Reading and discussion period. (grades 3 and up, 30-50 minutes)
Curriculum Content: English Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies.
 

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