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The Shaman's Apprentice

MSRP: $29.95
Price: $23.95
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Order Number: 126.0136
Format : DVD
Theme:The varied plant life of a tropical rainforest may hold secrets that benefit modern science.

In this true story, a fatal disease leaves American Tirio villagers with little faith in the shaman's healing. An outsider helps them understand the importance of the shaman's wisdom, and enables a Tirio boy to realize his dream to become a shaman.

LeVar and enthobotanist Mark Plotkin visit this Amazon Tirio village and meet the boy from the story who has become a shaman. We learn about rain forest plants with healing qualities and find out what life is like in an Amazon village.

Authors: Lynne Cherry and Mark Plotkin
Publisher: Harcourt Brace
Field trip Segments
Meet the Tirio Indians – LeVar meets the Chief of the Tirio Tribe and learns about their customs, arrow making, and bread making. LeVar explains the idea of passing on knowledge from generation to generation.
Theme: The varied plant life of a tropical rainforest may hold secrets that
Meet the Real Kamanya – LeVar meets the real Kamanya. They go on a walk through the rainforest as Kamanya shows medicinal plants and reveals their healing properties.
Sing a Beautiful Song – Sing along with the Tirio and see their way of life.
Review Books: Welcome to the Green House by Jane Yolen; People in the Rain Forest by Saviour Pirotta; Amazon Diary: The Jungle Adventure of Alex Winters by Hudson Talbott and Mark Greenberg.

Click here for Language Arts Teacher’s Guide

Use this episode to further enhance your science curriculum.  Science Concepts: earth materials, physical and chemical properties, natural resoucres.
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Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Tropical Garden Terrarium"
Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Scents from the Rainforest"

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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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