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Exploring Native American Activism and Environmental Justice

Librarians or literature teachers looking for a reading activity suitable for remote or hybrid classrooms may enjoy this activity based on We Are Water Protectors. The activity begins with a video of Carole Lindstrom, the book's author, reading the story aloud. Following the video, readers will find a book summary, accompanying lesson plan ideas for grades pre-K-8, and additional resources. Lindstrom, who is "tribally enrolled with the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe," wrote the book to honor Indigenous activists who defend water against pipelines (particularly those at Standing Rock who fought against the Dakota Access Pipeline). The theme of environmental activism makes this lesson particularly suitable with Earth Day just around the corner. Michaela Goade, the book's illustrator, recently received the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for her stunning illustrations. Goade, a member of the Tlingit and Haida tribes, is the first Native American to win the award for best children's picture story. This lesson plan is available on The Classroom Bookshelf, a children's literature blog hosted by School Library Journal (and featured in its entirety in the 12-14-2018 Scout Report).
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2021-02-12 13:45:42
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Subject: Comment On: Exploring Native American Activism and Environmental Justice
Posted By: clodyboyz
Date Posted: 2/19 2:46am
Nice post