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Shawntelle Nesbitt

Shawntelle Nesbitt is a former elementary teacher who designs educational programs that address issues of identity, community, human rights, and social justice. Her materials have been integrated into schools in Canada and the United States.

The First Nations Series for Young Readers Teacher Resource
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;

This comprehensive teacher's guide is designed to accompany Second Story Press' First Nations Series for Young Readers. This resource has been developed around the First Nations/Native American holistic concept of community and how teachers can use these ideas to help support differentiated instruction. Just as the series tells the stories of First Nations activists who have taken action on issues that are important to them, the guide is designed to encourage students to use their critical thinking and literacy skills to do the same. It can easily be integrated into everyday junior level classroom programming for language skills, arts, social studies, and character education. It is also appropriate for adaptation in intermediate and senior level classrooms. The material can be applied to other books and texts that address local, national, or global social justice issues.

The guide uses the six books in the "First Nations Series for Young Readers":

Environmentalists from our First Nations
Great Musicians from our First Nations
Men of Courage from our First Nations
Great Women from our First Nations
Great Athletes from our First Nations
Gray Wolf's Search

The material in this guide can also be applied to other books and texts about First Nations peoples that address themes of social justice, activism, the environment, sports, and politics

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