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

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The flagship book in the Keepers of the Earth series, this environmental classic teaches children respect and stewardship for the Earth and all living things. Joseph Bruchac's lyrical retellings set the stage for Michael Caduto's abundance of related activities.

Beginning with Native American stories, this invaluable and time-honored resource provides readers with an abunda
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 28th 1997 by Fulcrum Publishing (first published September 15th 1988)
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Alexandra Chauran
Got this book from the library and it was an amazing concept. It reminded me of Story Path curriculum in that it combines story-telling with observation and experimentation to teach science concepts. I definitely have to get this book for when my kids are older. For right now, they enjoyed the stories at bedtime.
Kelly Coyle DiNorcia
I learned SO MUCH from this book! My daughter has lots of questions when we're outside hiking and enjoying nature, and I was frequently finding myself unable to answer them. This book is a little textbook-y, but easy to read and extrememly informative, with a great introduction to a diverse number of topics in biology. It also contains a lot of great activities that could be used with a group or one-on-one.
Excellent and easy to read collections of Native American myths and lore with teaching ideas and other supplementary materials.
Great stories and illustrations. I used to use this book a lot when I had a job as an environmental educator at a summer camp.
Although, in retrospect, culturally insensitive. Perhaps even ludicrously so. Why was this allowed to happen?
One for everyone, old or young. Takes you back to the mystery of Mother Earth and her creatures.
Jul 30, 2007 Lafcadio rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Short stories paired with related environmental activities.
Great collection of Native American Stories.
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Joseph Bruchac lives with his wife, Carol, in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him. Much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry. Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood, those Native roots are the ones by wh ...more
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