James Little Elk

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James Little Elk, a Native American child, introduces his family to the reader and invites the reader to experience some of their cultural traditions. James Little Elk is an enduring character that eagerly seeks out his place in the family; learning the traditions of his people from his parents and seeking approval from his Great Grandfather, a tribal leader. In this series of children's books, primary students will develop awareness of James Little Elk and his native culture. Children in kindergarten through ...
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Overview

James Little Elk, a Native American child, introduces his family to the reader and invites the reader to experience some of their cultural traditions. James Little Elk is an enduring character that eagerly seeks out his place in the family; learning the traditions of his people from his parents and seeking approval from his Great Grandfather, a tribal leader. In this series of children's books, primary students will develop awareness of James Little Elk and his native culture. Children in kindergarten through third grade will enjoy and explore the native people and their traditional life style. The implementation of this material will extend the current Indian education program in each state. Together both students and teachers will explore the richness of this culture and come away with essential understandings of James Little Elk and his family lifestyle. In addition, young children will practice key literacy fundamentals while they are engaging in each James Little Elk adventure.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781456714918
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 2/10/2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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James Little Elk

Meeting His Family
By Michael Hayes

AuthorHouse

Copyright © 2010 Michael Hayes
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4567-1491-8


Chapter One

Hi! My name is James Little Elk, and I am a Native American. I want to tell you all about my family. I want to show how my family lives, what we eat, and what we wear.

Long ago, when my great-grandfather was a little boy, he lived in a tepee with his family by the Elk River.

My family lives in a house near the Elk River not far away from where my great-grandfather lived as a little boy. I love to watch TV and play video games.

Great-grandfather taught me about our clan name. We are called the Otter People, because like the otter, we are good at fishing.

Today, we are still called the Otter People, but we fish differently.

I live with my father, my mother, and my little sister, Melodie.

Like me, Melodie has a traditional name as well; she is called Morning Dove.

My real name is James, but my traditional name is Little Elk; at school they call me Jimmy, but I like Little Elk the best.

The clothes Grandmother made when she was young were made from the skins of the animals her dad hunted.

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Excerpted from James Little Elk by Michael Hayes Copyright © 2010 by Michael Hayes. Excerpted by permission of AuthorHouse. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    This is a wonderful book, you must buy it

    What a great book, my daughter loves it. Showed amazing interest in learning the way of the Native American. We can't wait to see what follows. All schools should have this to teach. Beautifully illistrated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2011

    Awesome!!!

    You must get this book. The response to this book in the classroom was wonderful. The connections that the students made to Native culture was more than I expected. When you see this material work first hand you will be impressed. It is great to have something so useful in the classroom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2011

    great loved it

    Just received my book and read it to my class; they loved it too. It's great that it had a reading guide as part of the book - nice not to reinvent the wheel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2011

    Amazingly educational book - must have for children

    This book is well written and beautifully illustrated. It is packed with educational information that will benefit families and classrooms everywhere!

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