Save Mother Earth

Curriculum Connections

The book "The Day Mother Earth Got Sick," was written and illustrated with the teacher, student and curriculum in mind. All of the elements of the story and illustrations can be connected to some area of the curriculum including: language (poetry, grammar, punctuation, rich text,), art (mixed media, perspective, colour), drama (choral reading, play, tableau), science/geography (biodiversity, endangered animals, threatened habitats, ecosystems, effects of climate change, the impact of the destruction of rainforests, renewable and non renewable energy sources, sustainability), history (historical and present day healers, activists and environmentalists as stewards and healers), social studies (multiculturalism, working together as one), Mythology ( Mother Earth personified, journeying and questing for a healer,  we as heroes/healers for Mother Earth), Spirituality (The Earth as Sacred Place, exploring sacred places on the Earth, The Interconnectedness of the Earth, humans, and animals, water as a spiritual source), Aboriginal (aboriginal healing practices, animal symbolism, healing circle, medicine wheel), math (amount of garbage, pollution,  we are creating; number of world's rain forests being destroyed; number of animals facing extinction...) Mother Earth's pages at the back of the book provide information on the illustrations as well as research suggestions.

Ultimately, the purpose of the story is to bring greater awareness to global issues that affect us all and develop the empathy and impetus needed for both children and adults to actively care for and become STEWARDS of their precious MOTHER EARTH.

"The land is sacred. These words are at the core of your being. The land is our mother, the rivers our blood. Take our land away and we die. That is, the Indian in us dies."

Brave Bird, Mary Native American Author (1953- )

The city page has buildings from around the world. You can find out where by typing in "buildings from around the world" on the internet. More information about this page is on the "Mother Earth Pages" at the back of the book. What we do in one part of the world has an effect on the other. We are a global community.

"The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives"

Native American Proverb  
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