UNAVAILABLE This title is unavailable from the publisher; publisher is reprinting. Keepers of the Animals: Native Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children provides a complete resource for the study of North American animals. As part of the Keepers series, Keepers of the Animals focuses on Native American stories as an introduction to understanding the natural world. All North American culture areas are included. The activities are designed to show students the interconnectedness of all life and introduce environmental issues facing North America. Keepers of the Animals contains 17 chapters that discuss broad themes such as creation, celebration, vision, thanksgiving, animals with fur, feathers, scales and skin, and survival. Each chapter includes a traditional story from a specific culture area, discussion topics, student activities, questions, extension activities, and notes. The introductory chapter includes a guide for using and making the most of the wealth of activities, as well as tips and techniques for instructors and teachers. Michael Caduto is an internationally known storyteller, ecologist, and educator. Joseph Bruchac is an Abenaki storyteller and writer. This exceptional resource contains hands-on activities that will appeal to elementary and secondary students. It is a valuable teacher resource for science, Native Studies, arts education, social studies and language arts, and anyone who wants to understand the Native perspective of the environment.