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Native American Gardening: Stories, Projects, and Recipes for Families
by Michael J. Caduto
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Along with Caduto and Bruchac's Keeper series, Native American Gardening is dsigned to be part of an elementary-school practical science curriculum, either at school or home. I liked this one a lot: science is explicitly linked to culture and worldview; the fundamental perceptual unit is the ecology / community, not the organism or individual; cultural elements are presented as part of an integrated whole. That last is especially important: cultural stories don't make proper sense outside of their context, and Bruchac is careful to make sure that the stories are supported with all the knowledge that an inside-the-culture listener is expected to bring to the circle.
They call this a science text, but it could just as easily be a text about worldview, culture, or philosophy, depending on how one chose to spin it. Reading this one, I can't help but imagine all the lesson plans I could launch from this: it's rich, and highly usable.
Readers will learn about the relationships between people and the gardens of Earth, seed preservation, Native diets and meals, natural pest control, and the importance of the Circle of Life.
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