Nursery/Preschool/Kindergarten Thematic Unit: Appendix and Resources





Turtle Back/Medicine Wheel

Shapes for a Turtle

shapes for a turtle

Teacher and Student Resources

Resources used in the Kindergarten Unit

Caduto, M. J., Bruchac, J., Ka-Hon-Hes, & Wood, C. (1997). Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children (1st Fulcrum trade paperback ed.). Golden, Colo: Fulcrum Publ.

Family Fun. (2008). Crystal Rock Garden. Retrieved from

Kohl, M. (1989). Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough, and Modeling Experiences. Bright Ring Publishing.

Kraft. (2007). Crab Cracker Critter. Retrieved from

Muskrats Den. (2004). How Muskrat Created the World. Retrieved from

Oliveri, D. (2007). Bird Feeder. 

Tuskegee (1996). The Origin of Earth. Retrieved from

Optional Teacher Resources:

Beauchamp & Parsons. (2000) Teaching from the Inside Out. Edmonton: Duval House Publishing.

Hirschfelder, A. B., Molin, P. F., & Wakim, Y. (1999). American Indian Stereotypes in the World of Children: A reader and Bibliography (2nd ed.). Lanham, Md: Scarecrow

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. (2006). The Learning Circle; Classroom Activities on First Nations in Canada: Ages 12-14. Ottawa: Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada. Retrieved from 1065/pdf/e_guide3.pdf

Optional Student Resources: These books are recommended to have for students to read/look at in quiet time or on their own time.

Bouchard, D., & Vickers, R. H. (1997). The Elders are Watching (3rd ed.). Vancouver: Raincoast Books.

Condon, P. (2001). Changes: the Turtle's Teachings. (2001). [cassette/compact disc]. Saskatoon, SK: Gabriel Dumont Institute.

De Coteau Orie, S., & Canyon, C. (1996). Did You Hear Wind Sing Your Name? : An Oneida Song of Spring. New York: Walker.

Goble, P. (1996). Remaking the Earth: A Creation Story from the Great Plains of North America. New York: Orchard Books.

Ridout, S. B., Funk, J., & Saskatoon District Tribal Council (Eds.). (1991). "--And They Told Us Their Stories": A Book of Indian Stories. Saskatoon: Saskatoon District Tribal Council.

Taylor, C.J. (1994). Bones in the Basket: Native Stories of the Origin of People. Montreal: Tundra Books.