Talks All Day Has the Courage to Speak: Mimbres Children Learn Citizenship (Paperback)

Talks All Day Has the Courage to Speak: Mimbres Children Learn Citizenship By Carilyn Alarid, Marilyn Fae Markel Cover Image

Talks All Day Has the Courage to Speak: Mimbres Children Learn Citizenship (Paperback)

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This exciting story introduces the use of the Native American "talking stick" and the "lightning stick" through the unique, black and white painted pottery images used by the Mimbres Indians of southwest New Mexico. The story centers on five Mimbres children who empower themselves to become active, contributing citizens of their village. Their life experiences teach them courage, empathy, tolerance and determination on their journey toward adulthood. The children are brought to life through the illustrated scenes of everyday activity as depicted on the pottery bowls by Mimbres artists of a thousand years ago. This book, focusing on the theme of citizenship, is the second in a series to help children learn how to develop good character traits. Teachers, librarians and children of all ages will enjoy this pictorial narrative. Twin sisters Carilyn Alarid and Marilyn Markel are dedicated to helping children learn how to have respect for the individual and cultural differences of all people. With a Master's degree in Special Education and pursuing a Master's degree in History respectively, Carilyn synthesizes classroom instruction to emphasize the importance of character development and Marilyn teaches about the increasing need to preserve our archaeological treasures. Born and raised in New Mexico, these sisters have the utmost respect for native cultures both past and present. The other books in the "talking stick" series include OLD GRANDFATHER TEACHES A LESSON, HITS WITH HIS FIST GIVES A HELPING HAND, RUNS LIKE THE WIND STOPS IN HER TRACKS, and THINKS A LOT HAS HER HEAD IN THE CLOUDS, all published by Sunstone Press.

Product Details ISBN: 9780865344709
ISBN-10: 0865344701
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Publication Date: May 15th, 2006
Pages: 128
Language: English