Treasure Chest
Kokopelli's Flute
Kokopelli's Flute

Information about Seed Farms: Both of these places have catalogs with lots and lots of interesting information about endangered native seeds and related conservation subjects. And, you can order our own tepary beans, either to grow or to use in cooking! Find heritage seeds at Native Seeds SEARCH or Seeds of Change.

There are a lot of books about the Ancestral Puebloan peoples. Look under Anasazi, cliff dwellers, Mesa Verde. The term Anasazi is slowly being replaced by the preferred term, Ancestral Puebloans, indicating the relationship between these earlier people and the modern day people of the Rio Grande Pueblos, Hopi, Zuni, Taos, etc. Read more on this topic.

Other topics to research would be Ancient Rock Art, Petroglyphs, Pictographs, Archeology and Kokopelli. (Kokopelli is a fertility symbol, so be forewarned!)


Bullet Ask students to bring objects or pictures to class which would identify for future archeologists who they are today by evidence of something in their culture.
Bullet Explore American folklore and myth, stories about coyote and raven, etc. How do these stories reflect the geographical regions from which they arose?
Bullet Try creative writing assignments about turning into an animal, the way Tep did.
Resources and Ideas for Teaching Will's Novels
Bearstone and
The Big Wander
Changes in Latitudes
Crossing the Wire
Downriver and
River Thunder
Far North
Ghost Canoe
Go Big or Go Home
Jackie's Wild Seattle
Jason's Gold and
Down the Yukon
Leaving Protection
The Maze
Never Say Die
Take Me to the River
Wild Man Island
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