Celebrating The Earth

Overview

Invite young readers to observe, explore, and appreciate the natural world through engaging activities. Livo shows you how to use folk stories, personal narrative, and a variety of learning projects to teach students about amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, constellations, plants, aquatic creatures, and other natural phenomena. Designed to build a Naturalist Intelligence in young learners and give them an appreciation of and respect for the natural world, these stories and activities are packed with scientific...

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Overview

Invite young readers to observe, explore, and appreciate the natural world through engaging activities. Livo shows you how to use folk stories, personal narrative, and a variety of learning projects to teach students about amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, constellations, plants, aquatic creatures, and other natural phenomena. Designed to build a Naturalist Intelligence in young learners and give them an appreciation of and respect for the natural world, these stories and activities are packed with scientific information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563087769
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/2000
  • Pages: 196
  • Age range: 5 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

NORMA J. LIVO, Professor Emerita, School of Education, University of Colorado at Denver, has written numerous books and articles on storytelling and has a national following as a storyteller. She has served on the board of directors for the National Storytelling Association and received the NSA leadership award for the Western region. She lives in Lakewood, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Amphibians and Reptiles 3
Pumpkin Seed and the Snake (Hmong) 4
The Salamander of Fire (Aristotle and Pliny) 8
2 Flying Creatures 11
The Bluebird and the Coyote (Pima) 12
Ptarmigan (Japan) 15
A Bird Couple's Vow (Hmong) 18
The Sage Grouse (Paiute) 21
Hummingbird's Trip (Paiute) 26
3 Four-Footed Animals 29
Coyote and Fox (San Luis Valley, Colorado) 30
The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids (Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm) 35
The Gift of the Elk (Lakota Tale) 45
The Weasel and the Mouse (Aesop) 49
The Raccoon and the Redbird (Native American) 53
The Fox and the Horse (Brothers Grimm) 57
4 Constellations 61
Perseus and Andromeda (Greek) 62
The Orion Constellation (Greek) 67
5 Plants 69
The Columbine 70
The Legend of Hackberry Hill 74
6 Creatures from the Water 81
Quatie and the Whale (Makah) 82
The Magic Fish (Finland) 86
7 Natural Phenomena 91
Flood: Creation Story (Hmong) 92
Chippewa Flood Story (Chippewa) 94
The Flood (Apache) 94
Noah and the Flood (Genesis 6-9) 95
The Damaged Sun Dial (based on a true story) 98
The Rainbow (Iroquois) 104
8 American Folklore 109
Greenback Cutthroat Trout 110
Old Red 112
The Split Dog 112
Old Blue 113
Dead Dog 113
9 Activities to Increase Naturalistic Intelligence 121
Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence 122
Storytelling 123
Ideas for Activities 126
Resources 163
Bibliography 165
Index 169
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