A Native American Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations

A Native American Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations

by Rocky Landon & David MacDonald


This non fiction book is all about the inventions and innovations that Indigenous peoples are responsible for. Some of these include: Diapers, Asphalt, Megaphones, Hair conditioner, Surgical knives and Sunscreen. Rocky Landon is Ojibway.

Resource format: Non-Fiction

Age recommendation: Grades 3-7

Keywords: non-fiction, inventions, innovations, 

Year of publication: 2013

Publisher information: Annick Press


Teaching and Learning Ideas

Our team collaborated with new teachers, alumni of the Werklund School of Education’s Bachelor of Education program, to create teaching and learning plans for texts in this website. With audiences ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to Post-Secondary, lesson plans across this resource address a wide range of school subject areas, inclusive approaches, and Indigenous education topics, such as the revitalization of Indigenous languages. As this website was designed with Undergraduate Programs in Education instructors, as well as teachers in mind, connections to UPE courses have been flagged on each lesson plan. These lessons are intended as a starting place for educators, to help you envision ways in which you might bring Indigenous literatures, as well as ways of knowing, being, and doing, into your teaching contexts. Please adapt, use, and share these lessons in ways that are generative for your teaching practice. We offer our sincere thanks to the dozens of new teachers who gifted us with these creative ideas!

A Native American Thought of It Grade 3 Lesson