Keepers of the Night: Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children
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.
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Review: Keepers of the Night: Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for ChildrenUser Review - Sacha - Goodreads
Might be interesting if you were brand new to outdoor education. Some of the suggestions for activities I could only see working for very small groups such as a family or homeschool group. And then in the last chapter they really lost my vote when they say bears are carnivores. Nope. Read full review
Review: Keepers of the Night: Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for ChildrenUser Review - Terri Pray - Goodreads
Read as a challenge book from the library but turns out it's also one I've read before. It's not bad - and there are some good ideas for introducing children to native American stories and/or making them more aware of the world around them. Read full review
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