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Enrollment & Advancement Center • University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

Acadian Archives acadiennes hosted workshop for Valley teachers

March 12, 2014

Note: this is an archived news release. As such, the information provided may no longer apply.



Photo Caption:(left, sitting) Valerie-Plourde Ouellette, Community High School in Fort Kent; Debbie Nadeau, Madawaska Middle High School; and Lise Pelletier, director of Acadian Archives acadiennes and instructor of the workshop. (left, standing) Louise Albert, Marc Albert, Bonnie Plourde-Tingley, and Tina Albert from the Madawaska Elementary School and Margaret Guimond, Community High School in Fort Kent. Missing from photo: Nicole Carpenter, Caribou Middle School; Kathryn Donahue, assistant of Acadian Archives acadiennes and library; and Dona Saucier, Assistant Maine Regional Coordinator for the Congrès mondial acadien 2014.


Lise Pelletier, director of the Acadian Archives acadiennes at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, taught the history of Acadians and of the St. John Valley at a training workshop for local teachers. The workshop was held at the Archives on Friday, March 7, 2014.

The area teachers utilized items from two pedagogical “trunks,” to assist them in teaching the history of Acadia and the St. John Valley. The trunks include historical texts, documentary DVDs, maps, visual aids, historical novels for every age level, books about Cadian Louisiana, music, lesson plans, and an activities booklet created for the Congrès mondial acadien 2014.

A grant from the Maine Acadian Heritage Council paid for the supplies.

After the completion of the workshop, each participant received a poster of the Acadian "Grand Dérangement" and a booklet of educational activities about the Congrès mondial acadien.

For more information on future workshops, please contact Lise Pelletier at: