Author Visits Grades 3 & 4

Post date: Oct 4, 2013 5:48:51 PM

On Tuesday afternoon grades 3 and 4 were treated to a visit from a very special Native American author and friend. In the Spring, Island Readers and Writers asked Tremont School to be a host school for a program involving Lee DeCora Francis, author of Kunu’s Basket. Prior to her visit, they learned more about Wabanaki history and the art of basketry through a visit to the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor. They also learned about Native American history, past and present, during a session with James Neptune. During Lee Francis's visit they learned what inspired her to write her book and then had the opportunity to weave bookmarks. Each student received a signed copy of Kunu’s Basket. Later in November the students will have their bookmarks on display at the Abbe Museum. The students will continue their Native American studies using a trunk of artifacts on loan from the Hudson Museum as well as a visit to the Penobscot Nation Museum on Indian Island.