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Teacher's Guide for Amo’s Sapotawan

By Connie Wyatt Anderson, Renée Gillis
Contributions by Margaret Dumas, and Doris Wolf
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Categories: Education, Language Arts, Arts & Humanities, Social Science, Elementary
Ebook (PDF) : 9781774921302, 114 pages, January 2024

Engage middle grade students about the asiniskaw īthiniwakin who live in northern Manitoba’s Rocky Cree territory with this complete guide for teachers.


Amō’s Sapotawan is part of the Six Seasons of the Asiniskaw Īthiniwak series. The illustrated books, set in the mid-1600s, follow the daily lives of one family group of asiniskaw īthiniwak who live in northern Manitoba’s Rocky Cree territory. This series offers educators an exciting and productive way to teach historically and culturally accurate material on a specific Indigenous group – the asiniskaw īthiniwak – to their students.

The Teacher’s Guide for Amō’s Sapotawan offers strategies and activities to explore the rich content in Amō’s Sapotawan with students. The guide includes:

  • key concepts, key words in Rocky Cree, and guiding questions.
  • four thematic modules.
  • suggested connections to Manitoba middle-years curricula (Social Studies, Science, English Language Arts, Health, and the Arts as well as Rocky Cree culture and language).
  • cross-curricular themes in Indigenous studies, land-based education, and education for sustainable development.
  • reproducibles and additional teacher resources located at the end of each module.