The National Park Service has developed the curriculum-based Saint Croix 1604 Interpretive Trunk and the Passamaquoddy Kit for use with fifth through eighth grade students.
The Saint Croix 1604 Interpretive Trunk is designed to increase awareness and knowledge of Saint Croix Island and its history. The trunk contains resources for educators to use in a classroom environment, integrating written and oral activities, role playing, and independent research. The materials can be integrated into history, social studies, and language arts curriculum.
The Passamaquoddy Kit was developed by staff at Acadia National Park in partnership with the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine. This kit uses student-centered activities and tactile elements to explore Passamaquoddy culture and history. To build a Passamaquoddy Kit of your own, you can download the kit's contents from the Acadia National Park website. The kit is also available to schools for loan though the following sites:
Did You Know?
The Acadians were descendants of French farmers who settled in the areas of present-day Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island in the 1630s. Primarily French speaking and Roman Catholic, their relations with English conquerors were troubled. They were deported between 1755 and 1763.