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

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

  • Title: Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children
  • Author: Joseph Bruchac Joseph Bruchac
  • ISBN: 9781555910273
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 Connects to social studies, science, environmental studies and other content areas Uses a holistic approach suitable for all ages Provides field tested activitiesThis 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 Connects to social studies, science, environmental studies and other content areas Uses a holistic approach suitable for all ages Provides field tested activities Includes charts, illustrations and graphs to enhance the projects and concepts.

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    • Joseph Bruchac Joseph Bruchac

      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 which he has been most nourished He, his younger sister Margaret, and his two grown sons, James and Jesse, continue to work extensively in projects involving the preservation of Abenaki culture, language and traditional Native skills, including performing traditional and contemporary Abenaki music with the Dawnland Singers He holds a B.A from Cornell University, an M.A in Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse and a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the Union Institute of Ohio His work as a educator includes eight years of directing a college program for Skid College inside a maximum security prison With his wife, Carol, he is the founder and Co Director of the Greenfield Review Literary Center and The Greenfield Review Press He has edited a number of highly praised anthologies of contemporary poetry and fiction, including Songs from this Earth on Turtle s Back, Breaking Silence winner of an American Book Award and Returning the Gift His poems, articles and stories have appeared in over 500 publications, from American Poetry Review, Cricket and Aboriginal Voices to National Geographic, Parabola and Smithsonian Magazine He has authored than 70 books for adults and children, including The First Strawberries, Keepers of the Earth co authored with Michael Caduto , Tell Me a Tale, When the Chenoo Howls co authored with his son, James , his autobiography Bowman s Store and such novels as Dawn Land, The Waters Between, Arrow Over the Door and The Heart of a Chief Forthcoming titles include Squanto s Journey Harcourt , a picture book, Sacajawea Harcourt , an historical novel, Crazy Horse s Vision Lee Low , a picture book, and Pushing Up The Sky Dial , a collection of plays for children His honors include a Rockefeller Humanities fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship for Poetry, the Cherokee Nation Prose Award, the Knickerbocker Award, the Hope S Dean Award for Notable Achievement in Children s Literature and both the 1998 Writer of the Year Award and the 1998 Storyteller of the Year Award from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers In 1999, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas As a professional teller of the traditional tales of the Adirondacks and the Native peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, Joe Bruchac has performed widely in Europe and throughout the United States from Florida to Hawaii and has been featured at such events as the British Storytelling Festival and the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee He has been a storyteller in residence for Native American organizations and schools throughout the continent, including the Institute of Alaska Native Arts and the Onondaga Nation School He discusses Native culture and his books and does storytelling programs at dozens of elementary and secondary schools each year as a visiting author.



    664 thoughts on “Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

    • This was a well-rounded collection of Native American stories, grouped by theme from Creation to things around us, and the natural world. The collection is made up of stories from diverse Native American tribes in all regions, told in a simple, oral tradition narrative style (which was a welcomed refreshment in style), and each story features, as an added bonus, activities for young readers and their families to further advance the message and meaning in the story using simple project and the na [...]


    • 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.


    • Go outside. Look at the stars. Learn about other peoples' creation myths and beliefs--this is what Joseph Bruchac offers in this book. Excellent resource for teachers, parents--for that matter, anyone who wants to offer children firsthand experiences with the natural world. The stories are particularly wonderful.



    • I love this book! This is a generous, glittering collection of entertaining, multifaceted and deep tales and related fun, relevant science activities for children that instruct listeners of all ages how to care for our shared planet for the next generation. An excellent book of a great series.


    • 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.



    • 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.



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