Keepers of Life: Discovering Plants through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children

Keepers of Life Discovering Plants through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children Through Native American stories and various activities children learn the invaluable lesson that all living things are intertwined
  • Title: Keepers of Life: Discovering Plants through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children
  • Author: Joseph Bruchac
  • ISBN: 9781555913878
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • Keepers of Life: Discovering Plants through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children
    Through 19 Native American stories and various activities, children learn the invaluable lesson that all living things are intertwined.
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    About " 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.

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  • Information BookAn ecology class curriculum book infused with Native American philosophy and culture.This is a book I would love to own The lessons in it as they stand are a little old for the students in my class but the concepts are appropriate to students of all ages I find the part of Native American culture I appreciate the most is the belief that everything has a purpose and an intrinsic value This book is a great assistant in teaching this belief as well as many other ecological practices [...]



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