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A Workshop for Teachers

Resources for Teaching Maine Indian History and Culture

Monday, April 28th, 2014 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.

Teachers are invited to a workshop on Monday, April 28 from 8:30a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hudson Museum. There will be information about a variety of curriculum materials that supports the teaching of Maine Indian history and culture. Participants will explore the Hudson Museum’s Maine Indian Gallery as well as objects in collection storage and digital media. A series of film segments documents traditional artforms through interviews with contemporary artists, including basketmakers, birchbark artists, carvers and bead workers. Learn about he museum’s new Maine Indian Gallery iPad app and its online collections database.

Abbe Museum Education and award-winning Passamaquoddy basketmaker George Neptune and the Penobscot Nation’s Cultural and Historic Preservation Office Director James Francis will take part. Neptune will talk about the Abbe Museum’s education programs. They include guided tours and a website for teachers that has links to an online timeline of Wabanaki history, as well as a Wabanaki Curriculum unit, and the Passamaquoddy kit. He will provide teachers with lesson plans and ideas for arts and crafts activities. Francis will talk about cultural resources available to teachers, including 12 curriculum units with companion books and resource materials as well as ongoing education initiatives.

The workshop will provide teachers with information about resources and will assist in the development of curriculums to meed LD291. Attendees will be eligible to receive CEUs for their participation. Teachers will receive seven contact hours the day of the workshop and spend an additional three hours for a homework assignment involving creation of a lesson plan incorporating either a museum visit or online resources.

Participation is limited to 15. The $25 per person fee includes morning refreshments and a box lunch.

To register, call 581-1904 or email




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