Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back by Joseph Bruchac
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Thirteen Moons
Students explore calendars and the phases of the moon, listen to the story, and write about using a lunar calendar. The lesson incorporates the painting "Turtle Seeds" by Arthur Amiotte in addition to Bruchac's book. Designed for grades 3-5, it addresses skills in history, science, reading, and math. Adobe Reader required for access; 3 pages.

Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back
From the Toronto Zoo, 13 challenges or learning activities that can be modified for the classroom. Includes writing tasks, word wall words, related links. Emphasis is on learning about turtles and wetlands. 32 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back
Students learn the Oneida names, ceremonies and seasonal activities of the yearly cycle as delineated by the teaching of the Thirteen Moons by using the visual aid of the shell of a turtle.

Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back
Printable turtle with moons numbered and a craft activity.

Turtle Template
Downloadable turtle shell outline. Scroll down for other downloadable outlines.



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