The First Nations Series for Young Readers Teacher Resource

The First Nations Series for Young Readers Teacher Resource

29.95

By Shawntelle Nesbitt

 

This comprehensive teacher's guide is designed to accompany The First Nations Series for Young Readers.

This resource has been developed around the First Nations/Native American holistic concept of community and how teachers can use these ideas to help support differentiated instruction. Just as the series tells the stories of First Nations activists who have taken action on issues that are important to them, the guide is designed to encourage students to use their critical thinking and literacy skills to do the same.

This guide can easily be integrated into everyday junior level classroom programming for language skills, arts, social studies, and character education. It is also appropriate for adaptation in intermediate and senior level classrooms. The material can be applied to other books and texts that address local, national, or global social justice issues.

The guide uses the six books in the First Nations Series for Young Readers:

  • Environmentalists from our First Nations
  • Great Musicians from our First Nations
  • Men of Courage from our First Nations
  • Great Women from our First Nations
  • Great Athletes from our First Nations
  • Gray Wolf's Search

The material in this guide can also be applied to other books and texts about First Nations peoples that address themes of social justice, activism, the environment, sports, and politics.

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About the Author

Shawntelle Nesbitt is a former elementary teacher who designs educational programs that address issues of identity, community, human rights, and social justice. Her materials have been integrated into schools in Canada and the United States.


Product Information

  • Release: September 15, 2011
  • $29.95 Paperback
  • 150 Pages
  • 8.5 x 11
  • Educational Resource
  • Grades 4-10
  • ISBN: 9781926920313

Subjects

  • Language Arts
    > Biography
  • History & Social Studies
    > Canadian History
    > Social Justice
  • Reflecting Diversity
    > First Nations & Indigenous Peoples

Praise for The First Nations Series for Young Readers Teacher Resource

"This is an excellent resource to encourage a conversation on local, national or global social justice issues. It effectively demonstrates respect for all First Nations/Native Americans through its use of inclusive terms, respect for the multitude of individual nations, and for the belief in the potential of critical thinking skills of young people in classrooms today. Highly Recommended." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"The variety of resources and the collection of suggestions allow this resource to and the worksheets within it to be used across multiple grades - I would suggest grade 4 through 12 purposefully. This is an excellent resource to encourage a dialogue on local, national or global social justice issues." - Canadian Teacher Magazine

"Second Story Press's First Nations Series for Young Readers Teacher Resource is an exemplary illustration of how educators can continue in the journey to a greater understanding...of Canada's original cultures. Rich and extensive programming flows throughout Nesbitt's guide, which demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of all that must be considered when bringing First Nation, Métis, or Inuit culture into the classroom. Shawntelle Nesbitt gets it!" - Shelley Knott-Fife, Senior Education Projects Officer, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

"With a lens of equality and social justice, Second Story Press's new First nations, Métis, and Inuit resource designed to accompany their First Nations Series for Young Readers fills a void in the Ministry of Education's mandate. The series and the resource guide are current and allow students to learn about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit role models while incorporating Aboriginal perspective. Using Aboriginal worldviews throughout the school and with quality resources such as these, will go far to bring about the provincial mandate." - Lynn Herr, Harmony Public School, Culture and Caring Committee Co-Chair, Durham District School Board