Check out the Awesome: Rabbit's Snow Dance

By Jesse Halton, District Indigenization Coordinator

A take on a traditional Iroquois story, "rabbit loves the winter. He knows a dance, using an Iroquois drum and song, to make it snow—even in summertime! When rabbit decides that it should snow early, he starts his dance and the snow begins to fall. The other forest animals are not happy and ask him to stop, but Rabbit doesn’t listen. How much snow is too much, and will Rabbit know when to stop?" James & Joseph Bruchac are a father and son duo who write and retell stories from Indigenous cultures. 

 

BC Curriculum Connections

Big Ideas K-6: Science

Plants and animals have observable features.  Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.  Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.  All living things sense and respond to their environment.

Core Competencies: 

Personal and Social responsibility: How do Rabbit’s actions affect his friends? How do Rabbit’s actions affect himself? 

 

First Peoples Principles of Learning Connections: Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one's actions. 

 

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-Written by Hannah Lunn & Jesse Halton