Teacher's Guide Print

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Interested in displaying your students' art in the library?  Ask at your local branch.

People of the Salish Sea - Classroom Curriculum Kits
People of the Salish Sea is a set of three locally-created curriculum kits that introduce students to the Coast Salish People, past and present, with special focus upon Lummi Nation and the Nooksack Tribe.  The three kits are: The People, Food as Culture, and Canoes and the Canoe Journey.

Salish Sea Kits
  • Kit Resources are available online for advance preparation or stand-alone use:  All lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, and other print resources associated with the People of the Salish Sea kits are online here.  When a lesson has video content, "Complete Kit Contents" tells you how to find it online. 
  •  Teachers are also encouraged to make use of the online resource Since Time immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State at the OSPI website www.indian-ed.org
  • Checking out the Physical Kits:  These kits are for classroom use only.  Teachers may reserve them by emailing Tammy LaPlante.
  • Kit Contents: The physical kits contain lesson plans, book sets for students, resource material for teachers, art prints, furs, hand-carved models of canoes, and more.  The target level is 3rd grade, but elements of the kits have been used with students from preschool to high school.
  • You can request individual teacher resources and some of the books for students from the general library collection through the library catalog.
The kits were developed through a grant from the Washington State Library with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Preschool Resources

  • Preschool Storytime Handbook
    Whatcom County Library System's handbook for volunteers. 
    Please link to this site.  This handbook is frequently updated.
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    If you don't have it, you can download it here.
  • Preschool Storytime Theme Handbook 
    Book and activities for preschool storytimes, prepared by Whatcom County Library staff.  
    Please link to this site. This handbook is frequently updated.
    You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to display this.
    If you don't have it, you can download it here.
  • Preschool Theme Kits
    Themed kits, available for check-out from the Whatcom County Library System, containing children's books, teacher resources, educational toys and video's or CD's. Activity sheets available online.

Send comments or questions to Tammy LaPlante.