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HIAWATHA

What to know: This story is taken from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's grand epic poem in which a young Native American boy questions his natural surroundings and is answered by his grandmother, Nokomis.
HIAWATHA is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 6-9
12 minutes
DVD
WESTON WOODS/SCHOLASTIC
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Enjoyed it. "We learned about Native Americans and how they lived." "It tells the story about a young Native American boy who keeps asking his grandmother questions about the things around him." "It is very respectful of Native people and the way they live." "I learned things about these people that I didn't know before."
This is basically the poem, Hiawatha with graphics from Susan Jeffers' book. The introduction documents Native American life. Very accurate and suitable for this age. It is a poem that can be used as an introduction to teaching about Native American culture.
This story is taken from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's grand epic poem in which a young Native American boy questions his natural surroundings and is answered by his grandmother, Nokomis. His boyhood is gracefully brought to life against a background of authentic Native American music and the exquisitely rendered illustrations of Susan Jeffers.
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