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"Animals Care for Mother Earth: A Teaching Resource for Personal Development," consists of six contemporary, interrelated stories and supporting resources for teachers. In the first story, animals cooperate to clean up a polluted pond. In subsequent stories, they care for each other in the aftermath of the pollution problem, demonstrating the strength of character and social responsibility.
This book can be used in elementary schools to teach the value of personal strengths and community supports while incorporating Tsimshian language and knowledge into classroom lessons. The resource provides a before reading, after reading and an extending the learning section to enhance the learning. The Tsimshian words for plants and animals are used in each story. Pronunciations are provided in the Story Guides and on each story page. An After Reading page for each story lists Talking Together points and an Inquiry section.
This resource is intended to be read aloud in a classroom setting to support personal development skills and social and emotional learning with students. Tsimshian words are incorporated into the stories, and opportunities for extending the learning into other curriculum areas are suggested. This resource can be accessed as a bundle that includes animal finger puppets, stamps designed by the author, and Indigenous Plant cards.
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