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Praise for THE FIRST NATIONS SERIES FOR YOUNG READERS TEACHER RESOURCE

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on March 25, 2014

Recently added The First Nations Series for Young Readers Teacher Resource : Grade 4-10 :  a resource companion to the First Nations series for Young Readers from Second Story Press by Shawntelle Nesbitt.

The introduction includes praise for this author and resource. “Shawntell Nesbitt gets it! Rich and extensive programming flows throughout Nesbitt’s guide, which demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of all that must be considered when bringing First Nations, Métis, or Inuit culture into the classroom”–Shelley Knott-Fife.

“The series and resource guide are current and allow students to learn about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit role models while incorporating Aboriginal perspective.”–Lynn Herr

“Durham District School Board’s Authentic Learning Wheel and Deconstruction Approach have been incorporated [in this resource] … Nesbitt has recognized the immeasurable value of the Anishinaabe Medicine Wheel Teaching of the Four Aspects of Human Beings as foundational to holistic education today”…–Deanna Fry.

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Community in TOP GRADE: Can Lit for the Classroom

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on April 5, 2013

Six new works from Top Grade the Canadian children’s publishers initiative.

Righting Canada’s wrongs resource guide, by Lindsay Gibson, Ilan Danjoux, and Roland Case, The Critical Thinking Consortium.       940.531771 GIB

Includes resource guides for Japanese Canadian Internment in the Second World War and Italian Canadian Internment in the Second World War.  Support for teaching about Canada’s past treatment of ethnic minorites and how to approach the topic of racism.  The series is devoted to the explanation of the stories of the Canadian governments’ racist actions against various ethnic groups through our history, the fight for acknowledgement and justice, and the eventual apologies and restitution of subsequent governments.

Pier 21 : Listen to my story, by Christine Welldon.  325.71 WEL

Get to know the children and their families who arrived at Halifax’s Pier 21 from countries such as Estonia, Italy, and Ukraine, as well as Scottish and Jewish orphans.  They came to escape World War, Russian Communist rule, to find work, and search for farmland.

Sagkeeng Legends stories by John C. Courchene ; compiled by Craig Charbonneau Fontaine.  398.2 COU

Two stories in Anishanabemowin are translated into English.  Anishanabe syllabics are included in the translation as they capture the true sounds and expression of Indigenous languages.  Oral history is crucial in determing Indigenous Peoples’ connection to lands.  These stories provide connection in the Sagkeeng First Nation, continuing existence as Anishanabe, and evidence of the rich history of the Courchene family.

Manitowapow : Aboriginal writings from the Land of Water, editors Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and Warren Cariou.  819.08 MAN

This is the first book in the Debwe series.  The “Debwe series” named for the Anishinaabe concept meaning “to speak the truth” showcases both established and new writers, who work with experienced Aborigial editors to create books of the highest quality.  This anthology is a rich collection of stories, poetry, nonfiction, and speeches.  It features historical writings, literary writing, nonfiction and political writing, local storytellers and keepers of knowledge, new vibrant voices that express modern Aboriginal experiences.

Follow Your Money : who gets it, who spends it, where does it go? by Kevin Sylvester and Michael Hlinka.  330 SYL

Accessible and fun, a vital introduction to the way money flows from creator to distributor, to retailer and customer.

Moving out : a young adult’s guide to living on your own, by Cindy Babyn.  646.700842 BAB

“Practical and philosophical on how youth can look for apartments, find movers and roommates, budget, stand up for their tenant rights, effectively overcome homesickness, develop good health and social habits, respect the environment, and live with all the cultures of the world in one of our great Canadian cities”–cover.

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GEOWAT INNOVATIVE TEACHER HELPERS

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 29, 2012

New print edition from Canadian Curriculum Teacher Helper series. Students will learn about Canada in these simple to understand, comprehensive unit helpers.  Follow-up activities are included designed to consolidate the concepts taught.  Includes assessment ideas and an end-of unit test. Our new titles : All about Canada Grades 1-2 ;  Canada’s aboriginal peoples Grades 4-6 ;  Canada’s geographical regions Grades 4-6 ;  Canada’s pioneers Grades 2-4 ;  Canadian government Grades 4-6 ;  Canadian traditions and celebrations Grades 2-3 ;  Music lessons Grades 1-3 ;  Our community Grades 1-2 ;  Urban & rural communities  Grades 2-3. 

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Canadian content for Canadian teachers.  GEOWAT- Innovative Teacher Publishing has all of their titles available on-line.  Navigate to the subject of your choice and click on a book to see a sneak-peek of its content.  Sneak-peeks are printer friendly, so feel free to print and use in your class.

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RABBIT AND BEAR PAWS GRAPHIC NOVELS

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on May 25, 2011

Four new Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws graphic novels and teacher guides,  The sugar bush ; The Voyageurs ; True hearts ; Tall tale are now available.  The teacher guides are on CD-ROM published by Goodminds.com. 

“The first series of comic strips are based upon the teachings of  The Seven Grandfathers (wisdom from the Anishinabek Community)…” from the website.  Set in 18th century colonized North America, two mischievous Ojibwa brothers play pranks and have adventures using a traditional Ojibwa medicine that transforms them into animals for a short time.

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First Nations

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 25, 2009

The Terry James Resource Library has many new items featuring the People of the First Nations’ culture, customs, history and much more, for primary, junior, intermediate and senior grades.

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The Terry James Video Library has many videos featuring First Nation’s People.  The newest arrival is “Aboriginality”.  In this animated short blending past history with contemporary performance, a teen boy sits in a dingy living room idly watching television. When he sees a dance and rap program that transports him to a strange prairie land, he is brought face-to-face with his Native American heritage in the form of the mystical Red Road and a Cree dancer of the First Nations.

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Native North American Peoples

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 6, 2008

The Earth’s Blanket: Traditional Teachings for Sustainable Living by Nancy J. Turner

Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner explores the wealth of ecological knowledge and spirtiual connection to the natural world that is fundamental to indigenous cultures and lifeways. … Aboriginal peoples in the northwestern North America … share their stories and perspectives about the natural world. Audience: Intermediate, Senior.

The Terry James Resource Library has many items featuring Native North American culture, customs, history and much more, for primary, junior, intermediate and senior grades.

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