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Teacher Guide for The Bee Mother

Exploring the Power of Indigenous Knowledges and Building More Sustainable Futures in Grades 4–6

By Jerica Fraser
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Categories: Education, Science & Technology, Elementary
Ebook (PDF) : 9781774921395, 3 pages, May 2024

Engage students in The Bee Mother with this guide for grades 4–6.


The Bee Mother is a beautifully illustrated book that engages students in learning about Indigenous Knowledges in an accessible format for young readers. It provides an enriching learning experience for students by including definitions of unfamiliar scientific terms as well as vibrant artwork to encourage students to make clear and concise connections between Gitxsan knowledge, science, and sustainability. Use the Teacher Guide for The Bee Mother alongside The Bee Mother to explore themes related to the importance of bees and pollination, the cycle of life, reciprocity, respect, living with the land, and building sustainable futures.

Written by Rotinonhsión:ni (Kanien’kehá:ka) educator Jerica Fraser, this guide supports educators in:

  • engaging learners before, during, and after reading
  • engaging readers with Indigenous stories and knowledges
  • connecting Indigenous knowledges with place
  • exploring how yellowjackets, bumblebees, and honeybees all have important roles to play in nature

Activities in this teacher guide are most appropriate for grades 4–6.