This product contains a great jigsaw reading activity to help students better understand the life and culture of the Tlingit indians. I use this with my 8th grade students as an introduction to the book Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen. The jigsaw contains six articles that are no more than a page and a half (some are one page). Reading topics include: geography, cuisine, clothing, totem poles, and the Raven creation story. A chart for easy note taking is also included as well as some discussion questions that can be used as an extension or closure for the day's activity.