Keepers of the Night

Keepers of the Night

Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
Eight native American stories and nighttime artistic and scientific activities teach children about astronomy and nocturnal weather, plants, and animals, helping them to develop a caring, constructive relationship with nature and the out-of-doors. Original.

Perseus Publishing
Eight native American stories and nighttime artistic and scientific activities teach children about astronomy and nocturnal weather, plants, and animals.

Night is more than just a period of time between sunset and sunrise. It is another world, fascinating and mysterious to children curious about the night and its nocturnal inhabitants. In Native cultures mighttime is a crucial part of the Great Circle and balance in the universe, and Keepers of the Night features Native wisdom to help young people learn valuable lessons about the natural world.

In the tradition of the best-selling Keepers of the Earth and Keepers of the Animals, this book offers eight carefully selected Native North American stories. Field-tested, hands-on activities include nighttime observational activities and walks to teach sensory awareness, puppet shows to teach understanding of how nocturnal animals live, stargazing to understand constellations and the myths and legends surrounding them, campfire talks that relate a sense of being a part of the Great Circle, and traditional dances—such as one to celebrate the bear, a symbol of courage—to enjoy and learn their significance.

Perfect for anyone teaching children about nature and the outdoors, Keepers of the Night offers unique ideas about understanding the natural world—by looking at night.


Independent Publishing Group
From night walks and moon reading to puppet shows and storytelling, this kid-tested resource provides users with everything necessary to learn about the nocturnal world.

Baker
& Taylor

Offers lesson plans for teaching about the nighttime world

Publisher: Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub., c1994
ISBN: 9781555911775
1555911773
Characteristics: xxii, 146 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Bruchac, Joseph 1942-

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