Under One Sun by Nelson Publishing
It may seem suspicious that I am once again featuring a Nelson Publishing resource, but this post is completely unsolicited. When I called Nelson to learn more about the leveled readers I featured in Issue #2, I also learned about the leveled readers for Kindergarten students in the Under One Sun Series.
These resources are designed to introduce our youngest students to concepts related to Treaties, and with that, I was completely hooked. From my work with teachers, I know many of us struggle finding resources and ideas to incorporate Indigenous perspectives in the youngest grades.
The series also includes some important features, that if you have been reading from the beginning of Issue #1, you know I think are important in our teaching. For instance:
- They feature contemporary and positive images of Indigenous peoples going about their everyday lives.
- Individual entries are written and illustrated by Indigenous authors and artists.
- The series has a well-developed teacher support system including embedded background knowledge to support your own understanding as a teacher, Blackline Masters, and an Online Teaching Centre (including recordings of all reading selections)
Titles in the Kindergarten series are;
- What Can I Do
- I Can See Mother Earth
- What is a Family
- Community Helpers
- Thank You
- I Make Promises
Thanks to Nelson Publishing rep April Burkholder for the sample copies (see above)!
Questions to Consider
- How can I introduce Indigenous perspectives to my four and five-year-old students?
- What connections are there between their experiences and the experiences of young Indigenous people on Turtle Island?