Keepers of the Earth: Native Stories and Environmental Activities for Children provides a complete resource for the study of the environment in North America. As part of the Keepers series, Keepers of the Earth focuses on Native American stories as an introduction to understanding the natural world. All Native 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 Earth contains 23 chapters that discuss broad themes such as creation, fire, earth, wind and weather, water, seasons, plants and animals, life death spirit, and unity of earth. The brief legends include a Gluscabi story of creation, an Onondaga version of creation, an Ojibwe story of the Big Dipper, a Seneca story about spring defeating winter, a Cherokee story about the origin of corn, an Ojibwe story about maple sugar, a Blackfoot story about the origin of death, an a Lakota story about White Buffalo Calf Woman and the sacred pipe. Each chapter includes a traditional story from a specific culture area, discussion topics and student activities. 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.