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Resource Book Bundle: Lessons from Turtle Island

Status: In Print

This is a great resource for those who are just beginning to work with Aboriginal children and are concerned about teaching with authenticity. This resource very firmly guides educators through what is considered appropriate, and what isn't, from an Aboriginal perspective in the classroom. Therefore it could be easily taken the wrong way and I would recommend that while using this resource that you openly have conversation with your Aboriginal Education staff about what you're reading. Currently several of the Aboriginal titles are out of print but they are such well known books that they likely can be found in your DRC. -Terri


Create a curriculum that reflects and honors the diversity of all people," Lessons from Turtle Island "explores Native American issues in preschool and early primary education. The authors-one Native, one non-native-offer guidelines for learning experiences that move children beyond embedded stereotypes.

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Baseball Bats for Christmas
Content Territory: Inuit
Format: Paperback

A unique glimpse of childhood in the Arctic by an acclaimed Inuit storyteller.

The year is 1955 and Arvaarluk and his friends watch as Rocky Parsons lands his plane on the ice in Repulse Bay, a tiny community “smack dab on the Arctic Circle.” Having never seen trees before, the children try to guess what the six green spindly things are that Rocky delivers. One of the boys has a brilliant idea: why not use them as baseball bats?

Full of vibrant, richly-colored illustrations, this story introduces young readers to a time, place, and culture that may be new to them. The Arctic way of life is realistically portrayed by the author, whose narrative voice resonates with the lilt of his native language. Readers will be able to listen to Michael telling the story by connecting to a link given in the book. The illustrator spent time in the Arctic to ensure that her artwork was a faithful representation of the people and places in the story. With its winter landscapes and Christmas scenes, this would make an ideal holiday gift book.

Educator Information
Guided Reading Level: Fountas and Pinnell P

Themes: Inuit; Arctic; community; multicultural; friends; resourcefulness.

Additional Information
24 pages | 8.25" x 10.50"

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Byron Through the Seasons
Content Territory: Dene
Format: Paperback

This Dene-English story book was produced by the students and teachers of Ducharme Elementary School in La Loche, Saskatchewan, with assistance from local advisors and elders. Together, they wrote the story, translated it, and worked on the pictures. 

Their goal was to highlight some aspects of Dene culture that were vital in the past and are still important today. They wanted to show the continuity of a genuine and successful way of life, and emphasize culturally-significant events and attitudes. 

To produce the book, over 400 hundred students provided ideas for the storyline and art samples for the illustrations. Two hundred letters went out to the community families, asking for ideas and information with regard to story content. A dozen elders were consulted to provide accurate and culturally-correct information. A teacher committee of six worked on the project for two years. 

Byron Through the Seasons is a story told by Grandfather Jonas and imagined by his grandson, Byron. The balloon diagram in each picture represents the symbolic journey taken by Byron as he listens to stories of what Dene life is like during the four seasons of the year.

Favored selection by the Canadian Children's Book Centre, Byron Through the Seasons: A Dene-English Story Book recalls early aspects of Dene lifestyle, from tanning and medicine to camping and food preservation.

Educator Information
B.C. Science Supplementary Resource: Gr.1- Earth and Space Science

Recommended ages: 4-8.

Written in English and the Dene language (Chipewyan).

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32 pages | 6.00" x 9.00"

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Chester Bear, Where Are You?
Authors:
Peter Eyvindson
Artists:
Wendy Wolsak-Frith
Format: Paperback

It's bedtime and young Kyle can't find his friend and protector, Chester Bear! Who will protect him through the night?

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32 pages | 9.00" x 8.00"

 

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Jingle Dancer
Authors:
Cynthia L Smith
Content Territory: Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Format: Hardcover
Jenna, a contemporary Muscogee (Creek) girl, wants to honor a family tradition by jingle dancing at the next powwow. But where will she find enough jingles for her dress? An unusual, warm family story, beautifully evoked in Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu's watercolor art. Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2001, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council. Ages 4-8
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Kyle's Bath
Authors:
Peter Eyvindson
Format: Paperback
Everybody loves taking baths – everybody except Kyle, that is. He decides on a plan to excuse him from ever having to take one again. But will it work?
$5.95

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Lessons from Turtle Island
Authors:
Guy Jones
Format: Paperback
This is a great resource for those who are just beginning to work with Aboriginal children and are concerned about teaching with authenticity. This resource very firmly guides educators through what is considered appropriate, and what isn't, from an Aboriginal perspective in the classroom. Therefore it could be easily taken the wrong way and I would recommend that while using this resource that you openly have conversation with your Aboriginal Education staff about what you're reading. Currently several of the Aboriginal titles are out of print but they are such well known books that they likely can be found in your DRC. -Terri


Create a curriculum that reflects and honors the diversity of all people," Lessons from Turtle Island "explores Native American issues in preschool and early primary education. The authors-one Native, one white-offer guidelines for learning experiences that move children beyond embedded stereotypes.

"[A] marvelous tool that should be in every American school."-Joseph Bruchac, author of "Heart of a Chief and The Winter People"

Guy W. Jones, Hunkpapa Lakota, is a full-blood member of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. He is a co-founder of the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans in Dayton, Ohio.

Sally Moomaw teaches at the University of Cincinnati. She is the co-author of the More Than . . . curriculum series published by Redleaf Press.
$41.95

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Morning On The Lake
Authors:
Jan Bourdeau Waboose
Format: Paperback
A young boy and his grandfather set out in a birchbark canoe early one spring morning. Under the patient and gentle guidance of his grandfather, the boy gradually comes to respect the ways of nature and to understand his own place in the world
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My Arctic 1,2,3
Format: Paperback
Readers discover counting and creatures, and learn who's predator and who's prey. They witness five Arctic foxes hunting six furry siksiks. They watch seven fisherman catch eight Arctic char.

Numbers explored include 1 to 10, 20, 100 and even 1,000,000
millions of berries ripen in the fall.
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Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails
Format: Paperback

In early winter, the Inuit people play soccer by starlight using a ball of stuffed caribou hide. According to legend, the souls of dead people also love to play soccer, using a huge frozen walrus head. They can be seen running across the sky in the aurora borealis, the northern lights, which in Inuktituk are called Aqsalijaat or Aqsarniit--Soccer Trails.

$8.95

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On Mother's Lap (Paperback)
Authors:
Ann Herbert Scott
Format: Paperback
A warm, tender story of an Inuit family & of a young boy's realization that there is enough room on mother's lap for both him & his sister.
$9.95

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SkySisters
Authors:
Jan Bourdeau Waboose
Format: Paperback
In 2005, SkySisters was the award recipient for First Nation Communities Read.

B.C. Science Supplementary Resource: Gr.3-Earth and Life Science

Two Ojibway sisters set off across the frozen north country to see the SkySpirits midnight dance. It isn't easy for the younger sister to be silent, but gradually she begins to treasure the stillness and the wonderful experiences it brings. After
an exhilarating walk and patient waiting, the girls are rewarded by the arrival of the SkySpirits - the Northern Lights - dancing and shimmering in the night sky. This powerful story, with its stunning illustrations, captures the chill of a northern night, the warmth of the family circle and the radiance of a child's wonder.

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Two Pairs Of Shoes
Authors:
Esther Sanderson
Content Territory: Ojibway
Format: Paperback
Maggie receives a pair of dress shoes from her mom for her birthday. She tells her grandmother, who makes her open a special box. Inside is a pair of beautiful beaded moccasins. Now Maggie has two pairs of shoes and she must learn when and where to wear each pair.

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Where Did You Get Your Moccasins?
Authors:
Bernelda Wheeler
Content Territory: Cree, Saulteaux
Format: Paperback
When a young boy's classmates gather around to look at a young boy's moccasins, he tells them the story of how his grandmother made them.

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