The Birchbark House Character Map

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The Birchbark House - Character Map

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In this activity, students should depict the characters of the story, paying close attention to the physical and character traits of both major and minor characters. Students should provide detailed information regarding how the characters interact with the main characters, as well as challenges the characters face.

Characters included in the character map are:

  • Omakayas
  • Nokomis
  • Deydey
  • Yellow Kettle
  • Angeline
  • Little Pinch
  • Neewo
  • Old Tallow
  • Fishtail
  • Ten Snow

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Student Instructions

Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in The Birchbark House and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a character to represent each of the literary characters.
    • Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
  3. Choose a scene or background that makes sense for the character.
  4. Fill in the Textables for Physical/Character Traits, How Does This Character Change Over Time, and What Challenges Does This Character Face.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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