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Bruchac, Joseph, and Michael J. Caduto. 1997. Keepers of Life: Discovering Plants Through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Pub. This is an anthology of Native American stories and legends that are paired with activities and nonfiction text. It is a great resource for teachers who may select additional stories besides the ones mentioned in this unit.
Caduto, Michael J., and Joseph Bruchac. 1997. Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children. Golden, Colorado: Fulcrum Publ. Similar to the above book but with an emphasis on stories pertaining to the land.
Carson, Rachel. 2017. The Sense of Wonder: A Celebration of Nature for Parents and Children. New York: HarperCollins. This brief text shows how any adult can become a guide for a child to observe, appreciate, and come to rely on nature.
Daniels, Patricia. 2017. Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Trees. New York: National Geographic Society. This is a resource for teachers to get information about various trees that may be on their school grounds or a walk they take with the class.
Dungy, Camille T., ed. 2009. Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press. An anthology for the teacher to find diverse poems on many topics related to nature.
Franklin, Devin. 2019. Put On Your Owl Eyes: Open Your Senses & Discover Nature’s Secrets; Mapping, Tracking & Journaling Activities. North Adams, MA.: Storey Publishing, LLC. A guide with many examples of how to observe nature and journal one’s observations.
Kuo, Ming. 2019. “Six Ways Nature Helps Children Learn.” Greater Good Science Center. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/six_ways_nature_helps_children_learn. This article outlines the benefits of nature for children.
Laws, John M., Amy Tan, and Emilie Lygren. 2020. How to Teach Nature Journaling: Curiosity, Wonder, Attention. Berkely, California.: Heyday. This guide has prose explanations of the benefits of nature journaling as well as many activities that can be used in and out of the classroom.
Louv, Richard. 2008. Last child in the woods. Updated and Expanded edition ed. New York: Algonquin Books. Describes the lack of exposure to nature than many children are experiencing in the present time.
Young, Jon. 2013. What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World. Edited by Dan Gardoqui. Boston: Mariner Books. Discusses and gives examples of close observation of birds and how much we can learn from them, and extensively describes using “sit-spots” and “walking in nature” methods for nature journaling.