Supporting First Nations/ Native American Literature and Legends in the Classroom
The First Beaver,
written and illustrated by Caroll Simpson, explores First Nations’, (Native American) Literature with with reading strategies such as visualization, connection, questioning, predicting and summarizing.
Easy to use reading response pages have been created for each lesson; as well as student evaluation and teacher assessment rubrics for each page.
Included is a First Nations’ / Native American Crest design Booklet. A brief description is provided on many common crests. Students can use Northwest coast design elements (examples provided) to design crests such as Owl, Raven, Killer whale. Blank lined and interlined versions are also provided as an alternative research project.
Other First Nations Legend units available are:
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
Storm Boy and Frog Girl
The Rough face Girl
The Boy Who Lived With Seals
*This unit is the same unit as the First Nations Legends - The First Beaver. The title has been changed to accommodate American search words.*
To obtain a copy of this book and others like it, I recommend checking out Strong Nations,
an online bookstore supplying indigenous and Native American books. Not only do they have an extensive selection, they provide themed book bundles for all age ranges.