Math and Science

Indigenous Local

Local foods have garnered much attention in recent years, but the concept is hardly new: indigenous peoples have always made the most of nature’s gifts. Their menus were truly the “original local,” celebrated here in sixty home-tested recipes paired with profiles of tribal activists, food researchers, families, and chefs.

 

Igniting The Sparkle

This book presents concepts that have been used for thousands of years in Ingigenous education. Dr.Cajete shows how we can inetgrate native ways of learning and teaching with mainstream education to revitalize the Euro-American educational system.(Indigenous Teaching/Best Practices)

The Food Revolution

The truth about popular diets,genetically modified foods,Mad Cow disease and the effects of the foods you eat on your health and the health of the planetary ecosystem. Well-written, readable and very informative, this book illuminates the danger of losing our connection to the foods provided for us by nature.(Science/Ecology/Nutrition) 

Native Science

A thought-provoking articulation of principles of Indigenous Science that also provides a needed counterpoint to the Eurocentric concept of Science.Does a good job of explaining the relationship of Native Science to the natural environment and perhaps brings to light an inherent weakness in any system of thought that begins with the assumption of its own primacy.(Indigenous Worldview/Science) 

Native Plant Stories

A collection of Traditional Native American stories with Plants as a theme. Stories from Indigenous cultures contain an intrinsic sort of wisdom that provides opportunities for new insights and meanings at each new telling. An overarching theme herein might be stated as: “We Are All Related” or “All Things Are Related”. This book and the stories included have applications for all subject areas. 

Native American Animal Stories

A collection of Traditional Native Americam stories with Animals as a theme.Stories from Indigenous cultures contain an intrinsic sort of wisdom that provides opportunities for new insights and meanings at each new telling.An overarching theme herein might be stated as : “We Are All Related” or “All Things Are Related”. This book and the stories included have applications for all subject areas. 

Look To The Mountain

An attempt to describe Indigenous educational pedagogy and make it understandable by identifying points of commonality between it and the educational paradigm of the so-called “American Mainstream” of education.(Indigenous Teaching/Best Practices) 

Keepers Of The Night

Indigenous stories and activities for teaching about nature by looking at the night. Includes night time observational activities, stargazing and appropriate traditional stories to complement these activities. Contains valuable lessons about the natural world.(Science/Indigenous Oral Tradition)

Keepers Of The Earth

This book contains traditional stories combined with complementaryactivities that together can be used to teach students about their role as humans in the Ecology of planet Earth. Using a holistic approach, this curriculum makes important connections between Environmental Studies,Social Studies, Science and other content areas. 

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