Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

by Michael J. Caduto

Hardcover, 1988





Fulcrum Publishing (1988), 240 pages


A selection of traditional tales from various Indian peoples, each accompanied by instructions for related activities dealing with aspects of the environment.

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LibraryThing member juniperSun
Simple stories, engaging activities. This book starts with a chapter relating Native American myths to science, followed by a chapter advising how to best use the book. Each of the subsequent chapters, covering broad topics, contains 1-6 tribal stories followed by a summary of relevant science, and 1 or more learning activities for ages 5-8 and 9-12. Tribes represent many parts of North America, from Abenaki in the NE to Dine & Hopi in the SW, from Nisqually in the NW to Muskokee in the SE (altho they are listed as Oklahoma, they originated in the Georgia area), and more. The only direction missing in the SE tribes. Topics covered are: Creation, Fire, Earth, Wind and Weather, Water, Sky, Seasons, Plants and Animals, Life Death and Spirit, and Unity of Earth. There is an index to the lessons intended and a glossary with pronunciation guide.
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LibraryThing member shane54
A great teacher's companion book! Native American stories are combined with environmental activities for children. No matter what culture one associate's with, we all share one planet, Mother Earth.


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240 p.; 9 x 0.75 inches


1555910270 / 9781555910273


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