Currently Unavailable - Publisher is Reprinting. Keepers of Life: Discovering Plants Through Native Stories and Earth Activities for Children provides a complete resource for the study of plant ecology in North America. As part of the Keepers series, Keepers of Life focuses on Native American stories as an introduction to understanding the natural world. All North American habitats are included. The activities are designed to show students the interconnectedness of all life and introduce environmental issues facing North America. Keepers of Life contains 15 chapters that discuss broad themes such as creation, thanksgiving, flowers and fruits, survival, and healing our relations. 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.