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Giving Thanks

MSRP: $29.95
Price: $23.95
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Order Number: 126.0129
Format : DVD
Theme:People of the Earth have different ways of showing their appreciation for nature’s gifts.

This prayer of the Iroquois Indians celebrates the precious and rare gift of the natural world — and the resources of the Earth.

On a fall day, LeVar stops to express appreciation for the gifts of the Earth. We connect to the Earth with a visit to a family who grows and harvests cranberries, then on to a pueblo where native artists use clay from the Earth to make pottery. Finally we visit a group of children who are planting trees in their neighborhood. Children sing “Come You Dreamers,” a song about taking care of the Earth.
Author: Chief Jake Swamp
Publisher: Lee & Low
Field Trip Segments
Visit a Cranberry Farm - LeVar introduces the Beaton Family of Maine. They grow and harvest cranberries. Viewers see cranberry plants, the inside of the berries and how flooding the bogs help the harvest.
Clay from the Earth - LeVar visits Pueblo, Arizona and introduces viewers to the Naranjo family. This grandmother, mother and daughter explain the process and traditions of creating beautiful pottery, from mixing the clay to decorating the final piece.
Planting A Tree - LeVar visits with kids in New York City as they tell about why they are planting a tree in their neighborhood. Viewers watch and listen as they dig the hole, plant and water the tree, and add flowers around it.
Book Reviews:

Click here for Social Studies Teacher’s Guide

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide

Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Native American History"

Click here for Parent/Family Activity

Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use and  b) public performance
Ideal for Grades: K - 4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
Series #126
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