Levelled Little Books for Grades K–6 build knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture and traditions while developing literacy skills.
Authentic stories and illustrations in every book from the Indigenous Education Coalition.
Stories connect thematically to teachings and principles from Indigenous Worldviews.
Access professional development videos and documents for teaching support.
The Indigenous Education Coalition (IEC) is a nonprofit education organization in Southern Ontario comprised of 12 communities that include Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Lenape Nations as well as two Friendship Centres. The IEC is committed to providing culturally relevant educational opportunities and support to communities and First Nations schools. To support this commitment and share First Nations stories in classrooms across Canada, the IEC has partnered with Nelson Education to bring you and your students the Circle of Life series.
Watch the videos to see Susie Jones, Elder from Walpole Island First Nation, speak about the Indigenous Worldview and learn how it is reflected in the Circle of Life books.
Download these helpful documents for incorporating the Indigenous Worldview into your classroom:
Learn about Circle of Life Sets 1–3 and Sets 4–6 levelled books for guided and independent reading. This collection of narrative and nonfiction books offers unique content that engages your students, and deepens appreciation and understanding of Indigenous cultures and traditions.
Each Circle of Life set of Little Books is supported by a Teacher eSupport DVD that includes:
Circle of Life Cross-curricular Connections
View the series resources below