Bryan BuchanÛªs Copper Sunrise is a story of friendship between two young boys, from different cultures, during the early settlement of Canada. This tale depicts the efforts of two boys overcoming the predominant suspicions, fears, lies, and legends which keep their two cultures on dangerously hostile terms. This book gives an account of the conflict between the two cultures and explains the reasons for the settlerÛªs fear and hatred of the Natives.
The student workbook developed from this novel focuses not only on correct grammatical form, but also on how language is used. Activities in the grammatical analysis include the study of classes of words, their inflections, and their functions and relations in a sentence. The workbook also provides an opportunity for the student to develop skills in reading for information, skimming (glancing over a text to find out what it is about), scanning (glancing over a text to find a specific piece of information), and reading between the lines (making inferences from what is said).
Halena Naveau was a contract employee with the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre.
Grade Level:Kindergarten to Primary(Grade 1)
Subject:Arts and Crafts