Teacher Guide

Touching Spirit Bear Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

  • Consider some of Mikaelson's other novels and writings. A full list of Mikaelson's other works can be found on his website.
  • Read/watch some of the many interviews, biographical pieces, and educator resources created by or for Mikaelson's writings: A current list of available resources can be found on his website.
  • Check out real-life stories about Restorative and Circle Justice, which can be found on websites like this one. 
  • Consider reading some of the many reading recommendations for Native American Heritage Month: http://www.firstnations.org/books.
  • Do more in-depth research on Native American culture in the United States. An excellent resource to begin this research can be found...

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