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Description - Lessons from Turtle Island by Sally Moomaw

How do you help young children learn more about Native Americans than the cultural stereotypes found in children's books and in the media? Lessons from Turtle Island is the first complete guide to exploring Native American issues with children. The authors--one Native, one white, both educators--show ways to incorporate authentic learning experiences about Native Americans into your curriculum. This book is organized around five cross-cultural themes--Children, Home, Families, Community, and the Environment. The authors present activities, from children's books they recommend, to develop skills in reading and writing, science, math, make-believe, art, and more. The book provides helpful guidelines and resource lists for selecting appropriate toys, children's books, music, and art, and also includes a family heritage project. -[A] marvelous tool that should be in every American school.---Joseph Bruchac, author of Heart of a Chief and The Winter PeopleGuy W. Jones, Hunkpapa Lakota, is a full-blood member of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. He is a co-founder of the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans in Dayton, Ohio.Sally Moomaw teaches at the University of Cincinnati. She is the co-author of the More Than . . . curriculum series published by Redleaf Press.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781929610259
ISBN-10: 1929610254
Format: Paperback
(267mm x 203mm x 13mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Redleaf Press
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sally Moomaw

Sally Moomaw is professional development coordinator and adjunct instructor at the Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center at the University of Cincinnati. She is also the co-author of the -More Than...Series- and Lessons from Turtle Island: Native Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms.

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