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Passamaquoddy Kit Lesson 4

Tomah Joseph: A Traditional Passamaquoddy Birchbark Artist

If you are accessing the digital version of this lesson, you must complete the following steps in addition to those steps listed in the lesson plan.

Preparation:

1. Due to copyrights on photos of the Tomah Joseph objects in the kit, only the photo of the Handkerchief Box is available for the online version of the kit. To do this lesson, use the Reproducible Tomah Joseph focus worksheet for the Handkerchief Box along with the photo of the Handkerchief Box. To find and use additional high quality images of Tomah Joseph objects like the Handkerchief Box, search Google Images. (Many of the images you find may have copyright issues as well. Please be certain of the use rights.) You will need to create focus worksheets for the images you find. Use questions from the focus worksheets as a model.

2. You may choose to laminate the following:

  • Photo of the Handkerchief Box
  • Any other photos of Tomah Joseph objects you use

Links to photo of the Handkerchief Box and Reproducible Tomah Joseph focus worksheet for the Handkerchief Box can be found on the Passamaquoddy Teaching Kit Index under Lesson 4.

Did You Know?

A Passamaquoddy birchbark basket with the image of a moose on it

The Passamaquoddy Kit is an educational tool for teachers to help teach students about Passamaquoddy culture in Maine. The kit is a collaboration between the Abbe Museum and Acadia National Park staff.