Keepers of Life: Discovering Plants Through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children

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teaches children of all ages to understand, live with and care for plants.



The Keepers books for native-centered science curricula are suitable for elementary and through older middle school students. They include stories that lead to an awareness that all things are related, followed by hands on activities and discussions that compliment the stories.

From the Introduction: Keepers of Life continues the tradition begun by its highly popular and critically acclaimed predecessors, Keeper of the Earth and   Keepers of the Animals. This is a book about learning to understand, live with and care for plants: a gathering of carefully selected Native North American stories and hands-on activities promote an understanding of, appreciation for, empathy with and responsible stewardship toward all plants on Earth.

Each story is a natural teaching tool, which becomes a springboard as you dive into the activities designed to provoke curiosity among children and facilitate discovery of the animals and their environments and the influence that people have on those surroundings.



Authors: Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki) and Michael Caduto

Illustrations: Black and white illustrations by John Kahionhes Fadden (Mohawk)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1998

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Abenaki, Mohawk, Various U.S. tribes