ERIC Number: ED349177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Keepers of the Animals: Native American Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children and Teacher's Guide.
Caduto, Michael J.; Bruchac, Joseph
Twenty-four stories in this book provide a program of study in Native North American Indian culture. The stories introduce the concepts of wildlife ecology and environmental and stewardship issues concerning animals, habitat, and natural history. The field-tested activities encourage creative thinking and synthesis of knowledge and experience by involving children, ages 5 through 12, in creative arts, theater, reading, writing, science, social studies, mathematics, and sensory awareness. The book is divided into two parts. The introduction and part I offer suggestions for facilitating the use of stories, guided fantasies, puppet shows and activities, as well as caring for animals in captivity. In part II, 15 stories introduce activities that directly follow from the story. A discussion section provides background information on the topics it introduces and questioning techniques that bridge stories and activities. A separate teacher's guide offers further background by discussing the nature of Native North American stories and cultures from which these particular stories come. It also considers the educational philosophies and approaches upon which the book is based. A section in the teacher's guide provides lists of books for learning about Native North Americans, animals and earth, as well as guides to environmental and outdoor education, to values education and to facilitating storytelling. There is also a section in the teacher's guide that lists resources for further inquiry for both children and adults covering the Native North American group(s) from which the story(ies) in each chapter come, and the animals and other environmental topics addressed in each chapter. (MCO)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Class Activities, Conservation (Environment), Ecology, Elementary Education, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Legends, Lesson Plans, Natural Resources, Story Reading, Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Values Education, Wildlife
Fulcrum Publishing, 350 Indiana Street, #250, Golden CO 80401 (children's book--$19.95; teacher's guide $9.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
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