Keepers of the Animals: Native American Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children

Keepers of the Animals: Native American Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children

by Joseph Bruchac, Michael J. Caduto
     
 

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These traditional Native American stories along with related activities show parents and teachers how to teach children the importance of wildlife in Native American traditions. As the stories unfold and the activities come to life, the importance of our connections to animals became apparent.

Features traditional Native American stories.
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Overview

These traditional Native American stories along with related activities show parents and teachers how to teach children the importance of wildlife in Native American traditions. As the stories unfold and the activities come to life, the importance of our connections to animals became apparent.

Features traditional Native American stories.
Includes field-tested activities appropriate for all ages.
Connects wildlife ecology and environmental issues.
Fosters creative thinking and the synthesis of knowledge and experience.

The stories in this book present some of the basic perspectives that Native North American parents, aunts and uncles use to teach the young. They are phrased in terms that modern youngsters can understand and appreciate, along with eye-catching illustrations and photographs throughout.

Look for other Fulcrum books in this series: Keepers of the Earth, Keepers of Life and Keepers of the Night.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Keepers of the Animals helps children understand their interdependence with all living beings and life forms, to respect the learning stories and lifeways of our Native people, and to confront their own significance in the circle of life...The book is a winner!" —Karen D. Harvey, author of Teaching About Native Americans, Bulletin of National Council for the Social Studies and Indian Country

"Schools with Native American units will be interested in the stories and activities that this book provides for kids to enjoy." —Booklist

"Keepers of the Animals is a comprehensive and effective resource for inspiring children to love and respect animals." —Joseph Cornell, author of Sharing Nature with Children

Keepers of the Animals provides a magical path to unlocking the richness of the storytelling traditions of Native Americans. It is a must for all storytellers, parents and teachers." —Jimmy Smith, Executive Director, National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555913861
Publisher:
Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date:
07/14/1997
Series:
Keepers Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,167,136
Product dimensions:
8.13(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Keepers of the Animals helps children understand their interdependence with all living beings and life forms, to respect the learning stories and lifeways of our Native people, and to confront their own significance in the circle of life...The book is a winner!" —Karen D. Harvey, author of Teaching About Native Americans, Bulletin of National Council for the Social Studies and Indian Country

"Schools with Native American units will be interested in the stories and activities that this book provides for kids to enjoy." —Booklist

"Keepers of the Animals is a comprehensive and effective resource for inspiring children to love and respect animals." —Joseph Cornell, author of Sharing Nature with Children

Keepers of the Animals provides a magical path to unlocking the richness of the storytelling traditions of Native Americans. It is a must for all storytellers, parents and teachers." —Jimmy Smith, Executive Director, National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling

Meet the Author

Joseph Bruchac, coauthor of The Keepers of the Earth series, is a nationally acclaimed Native American storyteller and writer who has authored more than 70 books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults and children. He lives in upstate New York. Michael J. Caduto is an award-winning author, master storyteller, poet, musician, educator, and ecologist. He has received numerous awards, including the New York State Outdoor Education Association's Art and Literary Award, New England's Regional Award for Excellence in Environmental Education, the American Booksellers' "Pick of the List" Award, and the Association of Children's Booksellers' Choice Award, among others.

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