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Module 4- A relationship between science and the natural world

Here are a list of videos that I found really interesting outlining Aboriginal astronomy.  The history of the relationship between oral tradition and astronomy is presented visually.  Such a resource would be useful within the classroom within activities that would require students to create visual representations of traditional narratives.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAYwxZ4PRlo

Keepers of the Earth

http://www.firstpeoplesworldwide.org/default.asp      

While searching for the book Keepers of the Earth, by Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac,  I found this website for a fundraising organization created by First Nations people to support First Nations initiatives world-wide.  While it seems to be in its infancy in terms of depth of resources, especially as it pertains to young children, which is what I’m looking for, it does present a great many articles, videos etc. on First Nations perspectives on climate and environmental issues.  This would be a usseful resource for high school students especially since much of it is created by and for First Nations peoples.  It also struck me that creating an online component to supportand update  the classic text, Keepers of the Earth, that I have found useful in teaching both Science and Social Studies would be an excellent project.

Caduto, Michael J. and Joseph Bruchac (1997 )  Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activites for Children.  Fulcrum Publishing.