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A Night at Hideaway Cove Bundle
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Bring the ocean and night sky into your classroom with Strong Nation’s A Night at Hideaway Cove Bundle.  We have paired puppets, a board trimmer, and a marine matching game to complement the book’s ocean theme and animal characters. 

A Night at Hideaway Cove not only introduces readers to creatures that call Hideaway Cove their home and their nighttime activities but also explores how the moon affects the tides and intertidal zones.  To provide an Indigenous perspective on the moon and astronomy, we have included four moon posters from Tsimshian artist Bill Helin that represent the seasons, as well as a Coast Salish story on the sun and the moon from Coast Salish author Celestine Aleck and Coast Salish illustrator Cole Good.  The inclusion of these authentic resources offers a wonderful opportunity to incorporate Indigenous knowledge and culture into any seashore ecosystem unit or science lesson!

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$123.60

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Les six cèdres Bundle
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

Please note: posters are an additional 12.00 shipping fee.

Les six cèdres book features the core competencies, each represented by an animal (bear, beaver, orca, raven, salmon and wolf) from the Pacific Northwest Coast. The Large Poster includes the prompts from the book which support the core competencies, as well as the image of each featured animal. The set of six Mini Posters is designed for use with the whole class and the language has been structured to reflect group conversation: “Today we can connect with...” The Mini Posters can be displayed individually to focus on a selected core competency, or can be used as a group. 

Les six cèdres bundle includes: 
• The book, Les six cèdres
• Large Poster for individual self-reflection 
• Mini posters designed for use with a group 

Beautifully illustrated animals by Coast Salish artist/author Celestine Aleck. 

Cultural edits for the animal characteristics in the book, Les six cèdres, by Celestine Aleck and Terri Mack. 

Educator Information
Please note: Each animal in this story represents one of the BC Core Competencies. The characteristics and habits have been determined by the author and do not reflect any group of Indigenous peoples. Celestine Aleck, the illustrator, and Terri Mack, the publisher, both reflected and conversed on this prior to publication in that the characteristics and habits were deemed as that of anyone describing these animals. 

Beautifully illustrated animals by Coast Salish artist/author Celestine Aleck.

Cultural edits for the animal characteristics by Celestine Aleck and Terri Mack.

Additional Information 
Les six cèdres (The Six Cedar Trees) is adapted from The Four Stones, an original story by Laurie Bayly, a teacher and counsellor with the Greater Victoria School District. Bayly’s story is based on SD61’s Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement, The Spirit of Alliances.

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$35.85

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Strong Stories Single Set Bundle: Intermediate includes Kwakwaka’wakw and Métis
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

This Intermediate bundle features one copy each of two Strong Stories sets: Kwakwaka’wakw and Métis.

16 books total.

Kwakwaka’wakw Strong Stories include the following from authors Sally Williams and Bobbie Wildman and illustrator Lou-ann Neel:

A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Button Blankets
Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs
Our Traditional Medicines
Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Strength in Our “Ways of Knowing”
The Cedar Tree Our Culture, Our Tree
Traditional Berry Picking 

Métis Strong Stories include the following from author and illustrator Leah Marie Dorion:

How the Moon Came to Be
Métis and Dandelions
Métis Singing Sticks: A Story About Métis Musical Traditions
Pemmican Berries
Poems to Honour Mother Earth
The Helpful Sasquatch
Métis Transport Boxes
The Story of the Tamarack Tree

Reading levels span from grade 4 to grade 6.  Recommended for intermediate students.

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$136.00

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Histoires fortes Single Set: Kanyen’kehà:kas:
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Own the Entire Set of Histoires fortes: Collection Les Kanyen’kehà:kas!

8 books total.

Histoires fortes: Collection Les Kanyen’kehà:kas is written by Michelle Corneau and illustrated by Monica Wysotski and includes the following titles:

La Grande Ourse
Les clans des Kanyen’kehà:ka
L’histoire de la création – La Femme du Ciel
 
La prière d’Action de Grâces des Haudenosaunee
La partie
 
Les Trois Sœurs 
Le pic-bois
Le wampum à deux rangs

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$79.60

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Histoires fortes Reading Bundle: Kanyen’kehà:kas
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, of Histoires fortes: Collection Les Kanyen’kehà:kas.

48 books total. 

Histoires fortes: Collection Les Kanyen’kehà:kas is written by Michelle Corneau and illustrated by Monica Wysotski and includes the following titles:

La Grande Ourse
Les clans des Kanyen’kehà:ka
L’histoire de la création – La Femme du Ciel
 
La prière d’Action de Grâces des Haudenosaunee
La partie
 
Les Trois Sœurs 
Le pic-bois
Le wampum à deux rangs

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$477.60

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Strong Stories Single Set: Kwakwaka’wakw
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Own the entire set of Kwakwaka’wakw Strong Stories!

8 books total.

Recommended for intermediate students.

Books in the Kwakwaka’wakw series include the following from authors Sally Williams and Bobbie Wildman and illustrator Lou-ann Neel:

A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Button Blankets
Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs
Our Traditional Medicines
Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Strength in Our “Ways of Knowing”
The Cedar Tree Our Culture, Our Tree
Traditional Berry Picking 

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$68.00

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Strong Stories Reading Bundle: Kwakwaka’wakw
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, in the Strong Stories Kwakwaka’wakw series.

48 books total.  

Recommended for intermediate students.

Books in the Kwakwaka’wakw series include the following from authors Sally Williams and Bobbie Wildman and illustrator Lou-ann Neel:

A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Button Blankets
Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs
Our Traditional Medicines
Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
Strength in Our “Ways of Knowing”
The Cedar Tree Our Culture, Our Tree
Traditional Berry Picking 

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$408.00

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Strong Stories Single Set: Métis
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Own the entire set of Métis Strong Stories!

8 books total.

Recommended for intermediate students.

Books in the Métis series include the following from author and illustrator Leah Marie Dorion:

How the Moon Came to Be
Métis and Dandelions
Métis Singing Sticks: A Story About Métis Musical Traditions
Pemmican Berries
Poems to Honour Mother Earth
The Helpful Sasquatch
Métis Transport Boxes
The Story of the Tamarack Tree

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$68.00

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Strong Stories Reading Bundle: Métis
Grade Levels: 4; 5; 6;

Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, in the Strong Stories Métis series.

48 books total.  

Recommended for intermediate students.

Books in the Métis series include the following from author and illustrator Leah Marie Dorion:

How the Moon Came to Be
Métis and Dandelions
Métis Singing Sticks: A Story About Métis Musical Traditions
Pemmican Berries
Poems to Honour Mother Earth
The Helpful Sasquatch
Métis Transport Boxes
The Story of the Tamarack Tree

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$408.00

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Strong Stories Single Set: Dakelh
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3;

Own the entire set of Dakelh Strong Stories!

8 books total.

Recommended for primary students.

Books in the Dakelh series include the following from author and illustrator Cecilia John:

Bald Eagle, Bald Eagle
Berries of the Dakelh Territory
Berry Picking with ‘Atsoo
Counting in Carrier (delivered in a dual-language format of Carrier and English)
Fall in Saik’uz (delivered in a triple-language format of Carrier, English, and French)
Spring in Saik’uz (delivered in a triple-language format of Carrier, English, and French)
Summer in Saik’uz (delivered in a triple-language format of Carrier, English, and French)
Winter in Saik’uz (delivered in a triple-language format of Carrier, English, and French)

For the books containing Carrier, downloadable pronunciation guides are available:
Spring in Saik'uz Pronunciation Guide
Summer in Saik'uz Pronunciation Guide
Fall in Saik'uz Pronunciation Guide
Winter in Saik'uz Pronunciation Guide
Berries of the Dakelh Territory Pronunciation Guide
Counting in Carrier Pronunciation Guide

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$68.00

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Strong Stories Reading Bundle: Dakelh
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3;

Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, in the Strong Stories Dakelh series.

48 books total.  

Recommended for primary students.

Books in the Dakelh series include the following from author and illustrator Cecilia John:

Bald Eagle, Bald Eagle
Berries of the Dakelh Territory
Berry Picking with ‘Atsoo
Counting in Carrier (delivered in a dual-language format of Carrier and English)
Fall in Saik’uz (delivered in a triple-language format of Carrier, English, and French)
Spring in Saik’uz (delivered in a triple-language format of Carrier, English, and French)
Summer in Saik’uz (delivered in a triple-language format of Carrier, English, and French)
Winter in Saik’uz (delivered in a triple-language format of Carrier, English, and French)

Educator Information
For the books containing Carrier, downloadable pronunciation guides are available:
Spring in Saik'uz Pronunciation Guide
Summer in Saik'uz Pronunciation Guide
Fall in Saik'uz Pronunciation Guide
Winter in Saik'uz Pronunciation Guide
Berries of the Dakelh Territory Pronunciation Guide
Counting in Carrier Pronunciation Guide

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$408.00

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Lecteurs forts Guided Reading Bundle: Ensemble A (240 titres)
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Total de 40 livres (All titles in 6 packs). 

Les lecteurs forts sont intégrés aux liens vers la science, la numératie, la responsabilité sociale, les arts du langage et les enseignements de la langue orale.

Vous trouverez également tout au long de nos connexions de livres aux fonctions de texte échouées et aux stratégies de compréhension de la lecture.

Les livres ont été illustrés par Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation.

Les livres sont écrits par Terri Mack, Brenda Boreham, et Donna Klockars.

De belles photographies partout.

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$2,040.00

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Lecteurs forts Single Set: Ensemble A (40 titres)
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

Total de 40 livres

Les lecteurs forts sont intégrés aux liens vers la science, la numératie, la responsabilité sociale, les arts du langage et les enseignements de la langue orale.

Vous trouverez également tout au long de nos connexions de livres aux fonctions de texte échouées et aux stratégies de compréhension de la lecture.

Les livres ont été illustrés par Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation.

Les livres sont écrits par Terri Mack, Brenda Boreham, et Donna Klockars.

De belles photographies partout.

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$340.00

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Strong Readers Single Set: Sets A & B (Levels 1 - 20)

The entire series, Sets A & B, 80 titles in all, Levels 1 - 20.

1 copy each.

80 books total

Strong Readers are embedded with connections to science, numeracy,social responsibility, language arts and oral language teachings.

You will also find throughout our books connections to scaffolded text features and reading comprehension strategies.

Books have been illustrated by Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation.

Beautiful photographs throughout.

Download an order form:
Click here: Strong Readers Order Form

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$580.00

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Strong Readers Single Set: Set B (Levels 11 - 20)

The entire series, 40 titles in all, Levels 11 - 20.

1 copy each.

40 books total

Strong Readers are embedded with connections to science, numeracy,social responsibility, language arts and oral language teachings.

You will also find throughout our books connections to scaffolded text features and reading comprehension strategies.

Books have been illustrated by Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation.

Beautiful photographs throughout.

Download an order form:

Click here: Strong Readers Order Form

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$300.00

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Strong Readers Single Set: Set A (Levels 1 - 10)

The entire series, 40 titles in all, Levels 1 - 10.

1 copy each.

40 books total

Strong Readers are embedded with connections to science, numeracy, social responsibility, language arts and oral language teachings.

You will also find throughout our books connections to scaffolded text features and reading comprehension strategies.

Books have been illustrated by Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation.

Beautiful photographs throughout.

Download an order form:

Click here: Strong Readers Order Form

Authentic Canadian Content
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$280.00

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Strong Readers Single Set: Métis Series

The Strong Readers Métis Series launched in December 2014.

Single sets include 1 copy each of 8 titles in the Métis Series.

The Métis Series includes a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books that provide cultural reflections of the Métis.

The series includes titles ranging from levels 3 to 18:

LV. 3 - My Métis Sash
LV. 6 - Métis People Travel!
LV. 8 - I Can Bead
LV. 10 - Giving Thanks
LV. 12 - A Métis New Year
LV. 14 - Two Métis Vests
LV. 16 - A Red River Cart
LV. 18 - Ways To Carry A Métis Baby

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$60.00

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Strong Readers Single Set: Northern Series

The Northern Series launched in December 2014.

Single sets include 1 copy each of 8 titles in the Northern Series.

The Northern Series includes a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books that provide cultural reflections of the Inuit.

The series includes books ranging from levels 2 to 16:

LV. 2 - Look Up At the Sky!
LV. 3 - A Dog Team
LV. 6 - North and South
LV. 7 - Snow
LV. 8 - Baby Arctic Animals
LV. 11 - I Build An Igloo
LV. 15 - Birds Come and Go
LV. 16 - Polar Bear Facts

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$60.00

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Strong Readers Guided Reading Bundle: Northern Series

The Strong Readers: Northern Series launched in December 2014.

Guided Reading Bundles include 6 copies each of the 8 titles in the Northern Series.

The Northern Series includes a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books that provide cultural reflections of the Inuit.

The series includes books ranging from levels 2 to 16:

LV. 2 - Look Up At the Sky!
LV. 3 - A Dog Team
LV. 6 - North and South
LV. 7 - Snow
LV. 8 - Baby Arctic Animals
LV. 11 - I Build An Igloo
LV. 15 - Birds Come and Go
LV. 16 - Polar Bear Facts

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$360.00

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Strong Readers Guided Reading Bundle: Métis Series

The Strong Readers: Métis Series launched in December 2014.

Guided Reading bundles include 6 copies of each of the 8 titles in the Métis Series.

The Métis Series includes a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books that provide cultural reflections of the Métis.

The series includes titles ranging from levels 3 to 18:

LV. 3 - My Métis Sash
LV. 6 - Métis People Travel!
LV. 8 - I Can Bead
LV. 10 - Giving Thanks
LV. 12 - A Métis New Year
LV. 14 - Two Métis Vests
LV. 16 - A Red River Cart
LV. 18 - Ways To Carry A Métis Baby

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$360.00

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Strong Readers Guided Reading Bundle: Set B (Levels 11 - 20)

Strong Readers: Set B, 40 titles in all, Levels 11 - 20.

6 copies each.

240 books total

Strong Readers are embedded with connections to science, numeracy,social responsibility, language arts and oral language teachings.

You will also find throughout our books connections to scaffolded text features and reading comprehension strategies.

Books have been illustrated by Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation.

Beautiful photographs throughout.

Download an order form:

Click here: Strong Readers Order Form

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$1,800.00

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Strong Readers Guided Reading Bundle: Set A (Levels 1 - 10)

Strong Readers: Set A, 40 titles in all, Levels 1 - 10.

All titles in 6 packs.

240 books total

Strong Readers are embedded with connections to science, numeracy,social responsibility, language arts and oral language teachings.

You will also find throughout our books connections to scaffolded text features and reading comprehension strategies.

Books have been illustrated by Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation.

Beautiful photographs throughout.

Download an order form:
Click here: Strong Readers Order Form

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$1,680.00

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Strong Readers Guided Reading Bundle: Sets A & B (Levels 1 - 20)
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Strong Readers: Sets A & B, 80 titles in all, Levels 1 - 20.

6 copies of each of the 80 titles.

480 books in total.

Strong Readers are embedded with connections to science, numeracy, social responsibility, language arts and oral language teachings.

You will also find throughout our books connections to scaffolded text features and reading comprehension strategies.

Books have been illustrated by Bill Helin, Tsimshian Nation.

Beautiful photographs throughout.

Download an order form:
Click here: Strong Readers Order Form


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$3,480.00

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Strong Stories Single Set: Tlingit
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Own the Entire Set of Tlingit Strong Stories written by Bill Helin!

Included is one copy of the following:

Gift of the Salmon
Hong Kong Story Totems
Making a Canoe
Making a Drum
Raven Returns the Daylight
Spirit Bear
Tlingit Fishing
Tlingit Storytellers

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$68.00

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Strong Stories Single Set: Kanyen’keha:ka
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Own the Entire Set of Kanyen’keha:ka Strong Stories written by Michelle Corneau!

Included is one copy of the following:

Big Bear
Kanyen’kehà:ka Clans
Creation Story Sky Woman
The Thanksgiving Address
The Game
The Three Sisters
The Woodpecker
Two Row Wampum

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$68.00

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Strong Stories Single Set: Coast Salish
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Own the Entire Set of Coast Salish Strong Stories written by Celestine Aleck!

Included is one copy of the following:

Granny and I Get Traditional Names
Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?
Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together
Taking Care of Our Mother Earth
The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People
The Great Blanket of Moss
The Great Trade
The Sun and the Moon

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$68.00

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Strong Nations Publishing Core Book and Learning Environment Bundle 2
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7;

The Strong Nations Publishing Core and Learning Environment Bundle 2 includes the following core and learning environment resources from Strong Nations Publishing:

Core Resources

Books:
- The Eagle's Path

- Hideaway Cove

- A Night at Hideaway Cove

- Powwow Dancing With Family

Northern Series:
- Look Up At The Sky!
- A Dog Team
- North and South
- Snow
- Baby Arctic Animals
- I Build An Igloo
- Birds Come and Go
- Polar Bear Facts

Métis Series:
- My Métis Sash
- Métis People Travel!
- I Can Bead
- Giving Thanks
- A Métis New Year
- Two Métis Vests
- A Red River Cart
- Ways to Carry A Métis Baby

From the Mountain to the Sea Series:
- From the Mountains to the Sea: We Live Here
- From the Mountains to the Sea: We Share the Seasons
- From the Mountains to the Sea: We Are a Community

Learning Environment

Colouring and Activity Books:
- On My Walk - Colouring and Activity book
- Pulling Together - Colouring and Activity book

Alphabet and Number Line:
- Pacific Northwest Coast Manuscript Alphabet Line and Number Line

Posters:
- Posters: Mindfulness Poster Set
- Posters: Reading Strategies Poster Set

Memory Matching, Activity, and Story Cards:
- Strong Body & Mind Yoga Cards
- Strong Learners Memory Matching and Life Cycle Cards - Salmon
- Strong Learners Memory Matching Cards - Indigenous Plants
- Strong Learners Memory Matching Cards - Marine
- Strong Learners Story Cards

Cards (Blank Inside):
- Colour Your Own Art Cards
- Indigenous Plant Fairy Cards

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$399.78

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Strong Nations Publishing Core Book Bundle 1
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4;

The Strong Nations Publishing Core Bundle 1 includes the following core resources from Strong Nations Publishing:

1. Mouse Celebrates the Winter Solstice
Synopsis: It is winter. The land lies still, quiet and stark beneath a blanket of snow. The tiny footprints of a mouse can be seen in the light of the moon.

"Wrapped in the quiet, and there in the bleak, there stood a wise mouse, preparing to speak."

The words that mouse chose were from many years past. She spoke them into the cold night air. So begins the enchanting story of a very special Winter Solstice celebration.

Kwakwaka’wakw author Terri Mack and Tsimshian artist Bill Helin have collaborated to bring us this story of strength, friendship and celebration. The lyrical text and engaging illustrations will appeal to readers of all ages.

Includes:
- Mouse Celebrates the Winter Solstice

2. We Are All Connected Series
“We Are All Connected” is a series that explores how we all live together in a shared balance upon Mother Earth. Each book explores a specific ecosystem with a focus on one animal and its adaptations for survival within that ecosystem. Indigenous interviewees, each living within the same area, have responded to strategic questions as to how their community interacts with the land, their traditional territory. Explore each text with a sense of inquiry in mind.

The two foundational books provide deeper understanding of the content of the “We Are All Connected” titles. We Are All Connected: The Earth, Our Home explores biomes, ecosystems and biodiversity. We Are All Connected: The Earth, We Share explores the interconnectedness between living and non-living things.

We Are All Connected Series Includes:
- Coast Salish, Coastal Rainforests and Cougars
- Haisla, Rivers and Salmon
- Inuit, Tundra and Ravens
- Lakota, Mixed Grasslands and Bald Eagles
- Métis, Wetlands and Mallards
- Nisga'a, Ponds and Leopard Frogs
- Nlaka'pamux, Dry Grasslands and Rattlesnakes
- Sto:lo, Riparian Forests and Black Bears
- The Earth, Our Home
- The Earth, We Share

3. Strong Stories Coast Salish Series
Our Strong Stories focus on First Nation territories from across Canada and the United States. These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures. It is from our stories that we grow and become strong and proud.

Coast Salish Series Includes:
- Granny and I Get Traditional Names
- Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?
- Taking Care of Our Mother Earth
- The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People
- The Great Blanket of Moss
- The Great Trade
- The Sun and the Moon
- Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together

4. Strong Stories Kanyen’kehà:ka Series
Our Strong Stories focus on First Nation territories from across Canada and the United States. These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures. It is from our stories that we grow and become strong and proud.

Kanyen’kehà:ka Series Includes:
- Big Bear
- Creation Story Sky Woman
- Kanyen’kehà:ka Clans
- The Game
- The Thanksgiving Address
- The Three Sisters
- The Woodpecker
- Two Row Wampum

5. Strong Stories Tlingit Series
Our Strong Stories focus on First Nation territories from across Canada and the United States. These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures. It is from our stories that we grow and become strong and proud.

Tlingit Series Includes:
- Gift of the Salmon
- Hong Kong Story Totems
- Making a Canoe
- Making a Drum
- Raven Returns the Daylight
- Spirit Bear
- Tlingit Fishing
- Tlingit Storytellers

6. Raven Series
The "Raven Series" is a set of six books written for the emergent reader and learner. Each book focuses on a specific learning intention that builds on strengthening learning with the support of an adult. The large images and text size of these books make them ideal for read-alouds and shared readings.

Raven Series Includes:
- Raven Series: I Spy Raven (Big Book)
- Raven Series: Raven and Duck (Big Book)
- Raven Series: Raven and Frog Count (Big Book)
- Raven Series: Raven and the Box (Big Book)
- Raven Series: Raven Makes a Necklace (Big Book)
- Raven Series: Raven Sings the ABC's (Big Book)

7. The Six Cedar Trees
The Six Cedar Trees book features the core competencies, each represented by an animal (bear, beaver, orca, raven, salmon and wolf) from the Pacific Northwest Coast. What lessons can we learn from our Pacific Northwest Coast animals? This is the question Eagle explores as he settles in a tall grove of cedar trees nestled in the corner of a school playground. The Six Cedar Trees allows readers to understand the characteristics and habits of six Pacific Northwest Coast animals and how these animals can help them develop a deeper understanding of themselves. The Large Poster includes the prompts from the book which support the core competencies, as well as the image of each feature animal. The set of six Mini Posters is designed for use with the whole class and the language has been structured to reflect group conversation: "Today we can connect with..." The Mini Posters can be displayed individually to focus on a selected core competency, or can be used as a group.

Beautifully illustrated animals by Coast Salish artist/author Celestine Aleck. Cultural edits for the animal characteristics by Celestine Aleck and Terri Mack. The Six Cedar Trees is adapted from The Four Stones, an original story by Laurie Bayly, a teacher and counsellor with the Greater Victoria School District. Bayly’s story is based on SD61’s Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement, The Spirit of Alliances.

Includes:
- The Six Cedar Trees
- Poster: The Six Cedar Trees
- Posters: The Six Cedar Trees Mini Set (Set of Six)

8. Strong Stories Dakelh Series
Our Strong Stories focus on First Nation territories from across Canada and the United States. These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures. It is from our stories that we grow and become strong and proud.  The books on the seasons in this series are delivered in a triple language format of English, Carrier, and French.  Counting in Carrier is delivered in a dual language format of English and Carrier.

Dakelh Series Includes:
- Bald Eagle, Bald Eagle
- Berries of the Dakelh Territory
- Berry Picking with ‘Atsoo
- Counting in Carrier
- Fall in Saik’uz
- Spring in Saik’uz
- Summer in Saik’uz
- Winter in Saik’uz

For the books containing Carrier, downloadable pronunciation guides are available:
Spring in Saik'uz Pronunciation Guide
Summer in Saik'uz Pronunciation Guide
Fall in Saik'uz Pronunciation Guide
Winter in Saik'uz Pronunciation Guide
Berries of the Dakelh Territory Pronunciation Guide
Counting in Carrier Pronunciation Guide

9. Strong Stories Métis Series
Our Strong Stories focus on First Nation territories from across Canada and the United States. These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures. It is from our stories that we grow and become strong and proud.  

Métis Series Includes
- How the Moon Came to Be
- Métis and Dandelions
- Métis Singing Sticks: A Story About Métis Musical Traditions
- Métis Transport Boxes
- Pemmican Berries
- Poems to Honour Mother Earth
- The Helpful Sasquatch
- The Story of the Tamarack Tree

10. Strong Stories Kwakwaka'wakw Series
Our Strong Stories focus on First Nation territories from across Canada and the United States. These stories reflect the belief that our stories are the roots of our people, our lands and our cultures. It is from our stories that we grow and become strong and proud.  

Kwakwaka'wakw Series Includes:
- A Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
- Button Blankets
- Hereditary Chiefs and Matriarchs
- Our Traditional Medicines
- Planning a Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch
- Strength in Our “Ways of Knowing”
- The Cedar Tree Our Culture, Our Tree
- Traditional Berry Picking

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$752.00

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Secondary Library Bundle
Grade Levels: 8; 9; 10; 11; 12;

The Secondary Library Bundle includes books from four categories:

1. Building Awareness
- Chiwid
- Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Vol. 1 Summary
- First Nations 101
- From the Heart: How 100 Canadians Created an Unconventional Theatre Performance about Reconciliation
- In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation
- Peace Pipe Dreams
- Resistance and Renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School
- Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City

2. Non-Fiction
- America's Gift
- First Nations Recipes: A Selection From Coast to Coast
- Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples
- River of Salmon Peoples
- Working with Wool

3. Novels / Anthologies / Graphic Novels
- Anytime Stories
- Anywhere Stories
- Crazy Horse's Girlfriend
- In Our Own Aboriginal Voice
- Lightfinder
- The Evolution of Alice
- The Marrow Thieves
- The Missing
- Tilly: a Story of Hope and Resilience
- Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City
- War of the Blink

4. Poetry
- From the Poplars

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$454.69

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Lecteurs forts Guided Reading Bundle: Collection les Métis
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, of the Collection les Métis series!

48 books total.

Books in this series are written by Leah Marie Dorion and include the following titles:

Ma ceinture fléchée métisse
Une charrette de la rivière Rouge
Deux gilets métis
Les façons de porter un bébé métis
Les Métis voyagent!
Je peux perler
Rendre grâces
La veille du jour de l’An métis

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$477.60

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Lecteurs forts Single Set: Collection les Métis
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Own all 8 books in the Collection les Métis series!

Books in this series are written by Leah Marie Dorion.

Included in the set is one copy of each of the following (8 books total):

Ma ceinture fléchée métisse
Une charrette de la rivière Rouge
Deux gilets métis
Les façons de porter un bébé métis
Les Métis voyagent!
Je peux perler
Rendre grâces
La veille du jour de l’An métis

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$79.60

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Lecteurs forts Single Set: Collection le nord
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1;

Own all 8 books in the Collection le nord series!

Books in this series are written by Brenda Boreham and Michael Kusugak.

Included in the set is one copy of each of the following (8 books total):

Un attelage des chiens
Les bébés animaux de l’Arctique
Je construis un iglou
La neige
Le Nord et le Sud
Les oiseaux vont et viennent
Les Ours Polaires
Regarde le ciel!

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$79.60

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Lecteurs forts Guided Reading Bundle: Collection le nord
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1;

Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, of Collection le nord.

48 books total.

Books in this series are written by Brenda Boreham and Michael Kusugak and include the following titles:

Un attelage des chiens
Les bébés animaux de l’Arctique
Je construis un iglou
La neige
Le Nord et le Sud
Les oiseaux vont et viennent
Les Ours Polaires
Regarde le ciel!

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$477.60

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Histoires fortes Reading Bundle: Salish de la Côte
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, of Histoires fortes: Collection Les Salish de la Côte.

48 books total.

Histoires fortes: Collection Les Salish de la Côte is written by Celestine Aleck and includes the following titles:

Le Cèdre, le coeur de notre peuple
Donnant-donnant
La Grande Couverture de mousse
Grand-maman et moi recevons des noms traditionnels
Maman, comment fait-on du poisson fumé ?
Pourquoi les corbeaux et les loups chassent ensemble
Prendre soin de notre Terre-Mère
Le soleil et la lune


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$477.60

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Histoires fortes Single Set: Salish de la Côte
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Own the Entire Set of Histoires fortes: Collection Les Salish de la Côte written by Celestine Aleck!

Included in the set is one copy of each of the following:

Le Cèdre, le coeur de notre peuple
Donnant-donnant
La Grande Couverture de mousse
Grand-maman et moi recevons des noms traditionnels
Maman, comment fait-on du poisson fumé ?
Pourquoi les corbeaux et les loups chassent ensemble
Prendre soin de notre Terre-Mère
Le soleil et la lune


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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$79.60

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Histoires fortes Reading Bundle: Tlingits
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Bundle includes all 8 titles, 6 of each, of Histoires fortes: Collection Les Tlingits.

48 books total.

Histoires fortes: Collection Les Tlingits is written and illustrated by Bill Helin and includes the following titles:

Construire un canot
Les Conteurs tlingits
Corbeau rapporte la lumière du jour
Le Don du saumon
Fabriquer un tambour
Histoires de totems à Hong Kong
Ours Esprit
La Pêche chez les Tlingits


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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$477.60

Quantity:
Histoires fortes Single Set: Tlingits
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

Own the Entire Set of Histoires fortes: Collection Les Tlingits written and illustrated by Bill Helin!

Included in the set is one copy of each of the following:

Construire un canot
Les Conteurs tlingits
Corbeau rapporte la lumière du jour
Le Don du saumon
Fabriquer un tambour
Histoires de totems à Hong Kong
Ours Esprit
La Pêche chez les Tlingits


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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$79.60

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Strong Stories Single Set Bundle: Later Primary includes Coast Salish, Kanyen’keha:ka and Tlingit
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

This Later Primary bundle features one copy each of three Strong Stories sets: Coast Salish, Kanyen’keha:ka and Tlingit.

Coast Salish Strong Stories written by Celestine Aleck include the following:

Granny and I Get Traditional Names
Mom, How Do You Make Smoked Fish?
Why Ravens and Wolves Hunt Together
Taking Care of Our Mother Earth
The Cedar Tree: The Heart of Our People
The Great Blanket of Moss
The Great Trade
The Sun and the Moon

Kanyen’keha:ka Strong Stories written by Michelle Corneau include the following:

Big Bear
Kanyen’kehà:ka Clans
Creation Story Sky Woman
The Thanksgiving Address
The Game
The Three Sisters
The Woodpecker
Two Row Wampum

Tlingit Strong Stories written by Bill Helin include the following:

Gift of the Salmon
Hong Kong Story Totems
Making a Canoe
Making a Drum
Raven Returns the Daylight
Spirit Bear
Tlingit Fishing
Tlingit Storytellers

24 books in total

Reading levels span end grade 2, grade 3 and beginning grade 4.

Authentic Canadian Content
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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$204.00

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The Six Cedar Trees Bundle

Please note: posters are an additional 12.00 shipping fee

The Six Cedar Trees book features the core competencies, each represented by an animal (bear, beaver, orca, raven, salmon and wolf) from the Pacific Northwest Coast. The Large Poster includes the prompts from the book which support the core competencies, as well as the image of each featured animal. The set of six Mini Posters is designed for use with the whole class and the language has been structured to reflect group conversation: “Today we can connect with...” The Mini Posters can be displayed individually to focus on a selected core competency, or can be used as a group.

The bundle includes:
• The book, The Six Cedar Trees
• Large Poster for individual self-reflection
• Mini posters designed for use with a group

Educator Information 
Please note: Each animal in this story represents one of the BC Core Competencies. The characteristics and habits have been determined by the author and do not reflect any group of Indigenous peoples. Celestine Aleck, the illustrator, and Terri Mack, the publisher, both reflected and conversed on this prior to publication in that the characteristics and habits were deemed as that of anyone describing these animals. The artwork in this book, however, is Indigenous artwork from an Indigenous artist; therefore, the Authentic Indigenous Artwork label is shown.

Beautifully illustrated animals by Coast Salish artist/author Celestine Aleck. 

Cultural edits for the animal characteristics by Celestine Aleck and Terri Mack. 

Additional Information 
The Six Cedar Trees is adapted from The Four Stones, an original story by Laurie Bayly, a teacher and counsellor with the Greater Victoria School District. Bayly’s story is based on SD61’s Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement, The Spirit of Alliances.

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$29.85

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We Are All Connected Bundle
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

“We Are All Connected” is a series that explores how we all live together in a shared balance upon Mother Earth. Each book explores a specific ecosystem with a focus on one animal and its adaptations for survival within that ecosystem. Indigenous interviewees, each living within the same area, have responded to strategic questions as to how their community interacts with the land, their traditional territory. Explore each text with a sense of inquiry in mind.

8 We Are All Connected Titles Coast Salish, Coastal Rainforests and Cougars Haisla, Rivers and Chinook Salmon Inuit, Tundra and Ravens Lakota, Mixed Grasslands and Bald Eagles Métis, Wetlands and Mallards Nisga'a, Ponds and Leopard Frogs Nlaka'pamux, Grasslands and Rattlesnakes Sto:lo, Riparian Forests and Black Bears Each title covers the following curricular areas. Traditional storytelling and artwork begin each title from the focus Indigenous territory. Science: Biodiversity, classification, life cycles, food chains, food webs and connections between living and non-living things are just some of the science concepts included in each book. Social Studies: Contemporary and historical Indigenous cultural knowledge flows throughout each book. Local land forms, gatherings, harvesting practices and government are some of the social studies concepts included in each book.

2 Foundation Titles The two foundational books provide deeper understanding of the content of the “We Are All Connected” titles. We Are All Connected: The Earth, Our Home- explores biomes, ecosystems and biodiversity. We Are All Connected: The Earth, We Share- explores the interconnectedness between living and non-living things. View: We Are All Connected Learning Intentions

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$179.50

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Hideaway Cove Bundle
Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3;

Bring the ocean into your classroom with this Hideaway Cove bundle.  We have paired up finger puppets (including one from Tsimshian artist Bill Helin), games and trimmers with Brenda Boreham's picture book Hideaway Cove.

Authenticity Note: some items in this bundle are Indigenous.  See individual items below for more information.

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$103.60

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Fraser Bear Bundle
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Fraser Bear Bundle includes:

Fraser Bear Book
and Black Bear Cub Hand Puppet

Purchase both of these with a 10% Discount!

Authentic Canadian Content
$62.94

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The Great Trade Bundle
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4;

The Great Trade Bundle includes:

The Great Trade Book
Hummingbird Finger Puppet
Eagle Finger Puppet
and Baby Bird Finger Puppet

Purchase all of these with a 10% Discount!

$34.40

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Raven and Eagle Bundle
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

The Raven and Eagle Bundle includes:

Raven and Eagle Book
Raven Finger Puppet
and Eagle Finger Puppet

Purchase all of these with a 10% Discount!

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
$36.85

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Turtle's Race with Beaver Bundle
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Turtle's Race with Beaver Bundle includes:

Turtle's Race with Beaver Book
Turtle Finger Puppet
Beaver Finger Puppet
Black Bear Finger Puppet

Purchase all of these together and receive a 10% discount!

$48.39

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My Little Baby Bear Bundle
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

My Little Baby Bear Bundle Includes:

My Little Baby Bear Book
My Little Baby Bear Matching Card Game
My Little Baby Bear Wall Decal
and Grizzly the Bear Plush!

Purchase all of these together for a 10% Discount!

The artwork in My Little Baby Bear (and the learning environment resources that accompany it) is from Tsimshian artist Bill Helin.

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$38.39

Quantity:
400.00 Library - Secondary

Please note that we will:

1. Deduct your school discount.
2. Your shipping has already been factored in.
3. Your order, as a complete bundle, will not exceed 400.00.
4. Your invoice will be for exactly $400.00. 

Please note: if any books are listed as being in reprint or out of print, they will not be included in this bundle and your invoice will be less than $400.00.  To see a full selection of titles included in this bundle and their status, please scroll below.

Thank you so much for supporting Strong Nations!

Authenticity Note: Some resources in this bundle contain Indigenous content but are not written and/or illustrated by Indigenous authors or illustrators.  These books are often non-fiction, factual or historical fiction books.

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text
Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$349.08

Quantity:
600.00 Library - Elementary

Note: Please note that we will:

1. Deduct your school discount.
2. Your shipping has already been factored in.
3. Your order, as a complete bundle, will not exceed 600.00.
4. Your invoice will be for exactly 600.00.

Please note: if any books are listed as being in reprint or out of print, they will not be included in this bundle and your invoice will be less than $600.00. To see a full selection of titles included in this bundle and their status, please scroll below.

Thank you so much for supporting Strong Nations!

Authenticity Note: Not all resources in this bundle are Indigenous or focus on Indigenous topics.

 

Authentic Canadian Content
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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$563.56

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Raven Series Complete Set - ON SALE!
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1;

The Raven Series is a set of six books written for the emergent reader and learner. Each book focuses on a specific learning intention that builds on strengthening learning with the support of an adult. The titles and their learning intentions are:

Raven and the Box: promotes an oral retell
Raven and Duck: basic concepts
Raven and Frog Count: number recognition
I Spy Raven: rhyme and perspective
Raven Sings the ABC's: letter recognition, vocabulary building
Raven Makes a Necklace: colours and patterns

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Authentic Indigenous Artwork
$59.88

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Authentic First Peoples Resources K - 9
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9;

Published by FNESC and FNSA, 2016 (2nd edition). 136 pages.

For ordering hard copies ($15.00 per guide), please visit FNESC's ordering page.
The annotated listings provided in this guide identify currently available authentic First Peoples texts that students can work with to meet provincial standards related to literacy as well as a variety of specific subject areas.

The guide is intended to help BC educators introduce resources that reflect First Peoples knowledge and perspectives into classrooms in respective ways. The inclusion of authentic First Peoples content into classrooms supports all students in developing an understanding of the significant place of First Peoples within the historical and contemporary fabric of this province and provides culturally relevant materials for Indigenous learners in British Columbia.

This guide lists resources (story and informational text) written for a student audience.

The Resource Evaluation Process

The annotated list of resources provided in this guide was developed by BC educators. As a part of the process:

a resource evaluation tool was developed (see Appendix: Evaluation Form)
FNESC issued a call to BC and Canadian publishers to distributors to submit materials for evaluation
FNESC convened teams of BC educators to evaluate the submitted resources according to the criteria in the Evaluation Form.

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$2,725.06

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