Teacher Notes: After reading - discussion and reflection ideas: Types of turtles. Where turtles live. How long turtles have existed. Reptiles (Classes of vertebrates) Endangered species. Animal Conservation Native American Culture Significance: Turtles are very important in many Native American tribes. The turtle symbol is often used to represent our Mother Earth, because of the turtle’s involvement in many creation stories. Turtles were also used in many traditional ceremonies and for spiritual purposes. I encourage researching these topics if you plan to teach the importance of turtles.
About the Author: My name is Deidre Caldwell. I am an education student at the College of Menominee Nation. My goal is to be an elementary teacher anywhere near or on the Menominee Reservation. My favorite subjects to study have always been science and art. So, creating this book on turtles was very fun. I hope you enjoyed this book!