Kids Books & Classroom Resources

Outdoor Learning - Pacific Northwest Plant Knowledge Cards - Strong Nations

This 72 card set highlights 65 edible and medicinal plants. The cards are divided into five categories: Tree, Berry, Flower, Shrub, and Plant, and describe traditional Indigenous uses and ways of harvesting each plant and feature several Indigenous languages.

Bring the cards out on walks to help identify plants and their uses and keep the old ways strong. Use these cards as an inspiration to talk to an Elder or Knowledge Keeper!

Teacher, author, and blogger Pernille Ripp recently added I Wonder to her list of best books of 2019, and is using it to launch an inquiry unit into research skills with her students. The book follows the journey of a group of diverse children trying to make sense of the world, posing whimsical questions as they look at new things with fresh eyes.