Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children: DJ front coverKeepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children: DJ back coverKeepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children: DJ spine

Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children (1989 Hardback)


£25.00

Very good condition used 1989 Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Fulcrum Publishing, Col, USA.
Authors: Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac.
Illustrations: John Kahionhes Fadden; Carol Wood.
ISBN: 9781555910273.
Approx dims: 285mm h x 220mm w x 25mm d.

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Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1989 Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Fulcrum Publishing, Colorado, USA.
Authors: Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac.
Illustrations: John Kahionhes Fadden and Carol Wood.
ISBN: 9781555910273.
Approx dims: 285mm h x 220mm w x 25mm d.

Intact clean glossy, slightly sunned condition pictorial dust jacket covers with slight creasing to edges and slight signs of handling. DJ over very good condition blue/cream boards. 209 clean pages of English text with b&w illustrations, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children:

When children are allowed to experience stories and activities that help them to care for other people and the Earth, they develop a conservation ethic. A collection is presented of carefully chosen North American Indian stories and hands-on activities that promote understanding and appreciation of, empathy for and responsible action toward the Earth and its people.

The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 offers thoughts and suggestions for facilitating the use of stories and activities. Part 2 includes 21 stories and legends on 10 different topics.

The stories are designed to be used as introductions to the subjects explored in the activities. Each story is followed by a section that summarises the story and a discussion section that provides background information on the topics it introduces.

Relevant questions bridge the stories and activities. Chapters end with suggestions for extending the experience. Each activity is keyed by its objectives and the location for the activity. In addition, goals are explicitly stated, and detailed procedures are given.

Topics considered include: Creation; Fire; Earth; Wind and Weather; Water; Sky; Seasons; Plants and Animals; Life, Death, Spirit and Unity of Earth.

In chapter 2, traditional stories are placed in the context of their native American cultures, past and present. How the stories are used for teaching, entertaining, disciplining, and praying is described in a discussion which focuses on traditional story-telling techniques.