First Nations Before 1500

Year 3 – Term 1

First Nations:

These books are not all written by Canadians, but they contain relevant information.

Indian Boyhood, by Charles Eastman (Libravox Recording)

Indian Hero Tales, by Gilbert Wilson

Two Little Savages, by Ernest Thompson Seton

Birchbark House, by Louise Erdrich and/or Children of the Longhouse by Joseph Bruchac (Matchbook Summary Book Report)

Further Online Reading:

First Peoples of Canada

Optional Books:

Turtle Island by Eldon Yellowhorn, Annick Press 2017

Wigwam and the Longhouse by Charlotte Yue

Native Peoples by Robert Livesay & A. G. Smith


North American Wildlife:

Ways of Wild Folk, by William J. Long (Libravox Recording)


We will also be considering some Canadian poetry and art.

Poet: Archibald Lampman

Artist: Emily Carr Art Lesson: Emily Carr Watercolour Trees or Emily Carr Pastel Trees