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Gatherings XV: Youth Water Anthology

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Author/Publisher/Website: Younging, G.
Copyright: 2016
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Dec/2019
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: 9781926886404
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: K-12
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Resource Description

This anthology illuminates the importance and value of water for Indigenous Peoples. A collection of poems, reflections, essays, and stories written by both well-established and emerging writers, this is a treasury of Indigenous voices that give insight into the connection of Indigenous Peoples to water. Suitable for all primary and secondary students, this book is delivered in the format of an anthology, allowing readers of every level to experience the worldview of the Indigenous Peoples in respect to this resource. “Gatherings XV: Youth Water Anthology” can serve as a springboard for inquiry units, for comparisons between Western and Indigenous worldviews or between traditional and contemporary issues around resources, as well as for possible discussions around narrative, voice, and storytelling in Indigenous cultures.

CURRICULUM FIT

Does the resource support BC curriculum?
Extensively
This product supports the Core Competencies of the BC curriculum:
Communication
Creative Thinking
Critical thinking
Positive Personal and Cultural Identity
Personal Awareness and Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Comments:
“Gatherings XV: Youth Water Anthology” is a compilation of literature that extensively supports the Big Ideas of K–12 Science, such as that "water is essential to all living things; climate; local watersheds; water conservation; local First Peoples' perspectives of water; and water as a unique resource." It supports K–12 English Language Arts using “storytelling and narrative writing, as well as poetry and First Peoples’ Perspectives.” It supports K–12 Social Studies with “Indigenous knowledge; resource management; economic management; relationship with the land; and worldview.” It fully engages the First People’s Principles of Learning.

GENERAL CONTENT

Content
Should this product be identified as Canadian?
Yes
Is the resource engaging?
Extensively
Is the content current for the intended curriculum and grade?
Extensively
Is the content accurate for the intended curriculum and grade?
Extensively
Is the content timely and important for student broad understandings?
Extensively
Is the resource an Authentic First Peoples Text?
Yes
Audience:
Is the content appropriate to the emotional maturity and cognitive level of students?
Extensively
Does the resource provide opportunities for creative and critical thinking?
Extensively
Can the content be differentiated?
Extensively
Can reading level be adjusted?
Extensively
Is the level of detail appropriate?
Extensively
Is the language use appropriate to the emotional maturity and cognitive level of students?
Extensively
Comments:
“Gatherings XV: Youth Water Anthology” has submissions from traditional perspectives, creative writing, and research articles—all from writers who are well established and from those who are emerging.

TECHNICAL DESIGN

Does the resource make effective use of the medium?
Extensively
Is the location of illustrations appropriate?
Extensively
Is the resource easy to use?
Extensively
Is the use of font, text size and presentation uniform?
Extensively
Are extraneous elements/illustrations kept to a minimum?
Extensively
Comments:
The anthology format allows a celebration of differences in perspectives of water from all ages of writers. It exposes the audience to a variety of English-language genre and forms.

PRINT NOVEL

Does the text show insight into the complexity of the human condition?
Extensively
Does the text broaden students’ experiences and understanding?
Extensively
To what degree is this text stylistically rich?
Extensively
Plot description:
An anthology of poems, reflections, narratives, essays, fiction, and traditional stories that delve into the importance of water for Indigenous Peoples.
Related Comments:
The anthology gives a broad perspective and insight into the importance and value of water for Indigenous Peoples. It provides an opportunity to examine and research the Indigenous worldview. From established writers to those just emerging, the anthology offers all grade levels insight into this worldview.
Genre:
Contemporary
Historical
Anthology
Literary Highlights:
Well-developed themes
Point of view
Type:
Poetry
Essay, narrative, reflection
Visual Highlights:
Poetry
Essay, narrative, reflection

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

Readability:
At intended grade level(s)
Comments:
The anthology has a broad selection of stylistic and thematic submissions that will appeal to different grade levels.

SUGGESTED CLASSROOM USAGE

Comments:
Possible classroom uses include an inquiry unit about water; comparing Western and Indigenous worldviews of water and climate; studying Indigenous value of resources; researching local geography, and resource management and economic policy; studying the effects of colonialism on water, and water as a current issue for Indigenous Peoples in Canada; studying contemporary Indigenous writers; comparing traditional and current Indigenous worldviews of water; understanding Indigenous protocol around water; identifying and understanding Indigenous narrative and voice in storytelling and how narratives in Indigenous cultures connect people to the environment; studying language of Syilx people.
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