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Thursday, 30 June 2011
Teacher's Guide

Teacher's Guide


Mystery on Dog Island


Aaron A. Lehman

The Mystery Series is coordinated with the Alberta Grade Five Curriculum

Contact me if you are interested in a copy and wish to write a review.


Posted by blcitours at 12:08 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 30 June 2011 12:30 PM EDT
Sample: p.11 from the Teacher's Guide

2A- Chapter 1 and 2 and others, give several opportunities for students to value diversity (1A) and traditions and become conscious of the limits of the natural environment, understanding the principles of sustainability.

            Activity 2A1:  Have students research and prepare a report comparing traditional trapping methods with current methods.  Class discussion.

            Activity 2A2:  Invite a local trapper to class to explain the current methods of trapping and the laws and practices that ensure sustainability of the resource.   If there is a student or their family who has a trap line, have them give a personal report to the class.

            Activity 2A3:  After reading chapter one and 2, discuss how Marg and Raymond’s Grandfather were connected to the land by way of their lifestyle and culture.


3A- Mystery on Dog Island provides many opportunities for students to study the unique nature of Canada, its history, complexity and current issues related to Aboriginal traditions, values, attitudes, contributions and current challenges.

            Activity 3A1:  Assign different groups of students to research and prepare presentations on various aspects of local history.

Example for Slave Lake:

·        Explore the history of Slave Lake prior to the White explorers. 

·        The Slave Lake area is rich in history of places that were visited by early explorers such as David Thompson.  There is a lady in Slave Lake who is related to David Thompson.   Invite her for an interview.

Posted by blcitours at 12:07 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 30 June 2011 12:30 PM EDT
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Red Earth Presentation June 14, 2011

Posted by blcitours at 11:09 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 14 June 2011 11:11 PM EDT
Saturday, 28 May 2011
Haiku Slave Lake (2)

Haiku Slave Lake (2)

Copyright May 28, 2011

Aaron A. Lehman

Coming home Yahoo

Maybe not what’s there to find

Town is burned out yuk


Acrid smoke stink rot

Be aware bears may be there

Wildlife lost home too


How can I help you

Freezer in basement food spoiled

Strong muscles up stairs


Burned trees gnarled in wind

Buds replaced drops of black char

Pale green hint of life


Moaning throat tightens

Choke back tears for what was lost

Hug from friend see smile


Crying for dog cat

Will they know we still love them

Burst of fur jumps licks


Power gas water

Technician restores service

Done done and done thanks


Stop by for coffee

Tell your story heal the pain

Step up help neighbour 

Posted by blcitours at 11:32 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 28 May 2011 11:38 PM EDT
Monday, 9 May 2011


Woodpecker drills hole

Sap runs down bark Birch tree wound

Insects fly by sweet


Swallows swoop in for the bugs

Look listen spring comes alive

Earth life connected


Copyright May 9, 2011

Aaron A. Lehman

Posted by blcitours at 5:37 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 28 May 2011 11:35 PM EDT
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Green Grass

Green Grass

Copyright April 27, 2011

Aaron A. Lehman

Spread dirt capped snow banks

Pick up branches dead leaves crap

Shine sun grow green grass


Shed winter coat toque

Brisk walk breathe deep pumping heart

Bright sun spirit warms

Posted by blcitours at 11:36 AM EDT
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Winter Scars

Aaron A. Lehman

Winter scars unveiled

Broken branches curls of sod

Spirit sags wait hope


Gouged pavement cracked walks

Ice mounds gravel caps squish mud

Disheartened sprit


Low clouds cover sun

Billow storm come rain clean land

Renew earth spirits

Posted by blcitours at 12:02 PM EDT
Friday, 22 April 2011
Earth Day 3

Earth Day 3

Copyright April 22, 2011

Aaron A. Lehman

Promise of purple

Earth warms buds ready to burst

Jovial mood springs


Winter breaks triumph

Universe holds earth cycles

Join to celebrate

Posted by blcitours at 11:48 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 22 April 2011 11:50 AM EDT
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Yellow Spires

Yellow Spires

Copyright April 21, 2011

Aaron Lehman

Yellow spires reach sun

Part winter leaves trash and grime

Raise spirits laughing

Posted by blcitours at 1:13 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 21 April 2011 1:18 PM EDT
Earth Day 2

Earth Day 2

Copyright April 21, 2011

Aaron A. Lehman

Sun illuminates

Earth shines Earth Day Good Friday

We all celebrate

Posted by blcitours at 1:12 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 21 April 2011 1:13 PM EDT

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