Orca Footprints Teacher Guide

A comprehensive guide for using the Orca Footprints, a nonfiction series for middle readers, in the classroom. The guide focuses on three learning clusters: Our Earth, Our Work and Our Global Community.

Christmas

Part of the nonfiction Orca Origins series for middle readers. Illustrated with archival and color photographs, the book looks at the history and practice of Christmas celebrations around the globe.

Dive In!

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers, with color photographs throughout. Find out why the ocean matters, why it is an amazing place and what you can do to keep it that way.

Better Together

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers, illustrated with many color photographs. Explore the different types of communities people create to meet their need for companionship.

Going Wild

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers, illustrated with many color photographs. Readers will find out what urban rewilding is and how it can make our lives (and our planet) safer and healthier.

A Fair Deal

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle-grade readers, this book looks at trade from the perspective of making it fair for all people.

Birthdays

Part of the nonfiction Orca Origins series for middle readers. Illustrated with color photographs, this book covers the history of modern celebrations and discusses the many birthday traditions around the world.

Let's Eat

Part of the nonfiction Footprints series for middle readers. Illustrated with many color photographs, this book explores where the food we eat comes from and what the future of farming looks like.

Pocket Change

Part of the nonfiction Orca Footprints series for middle readers, with color photographs throughout. Readers will learn how purchases affect the environment and what the world would look like if we bought less stuff.

Deep Roots

In this work of nonfiction, the role of trees in maintaining a vibrant ecosystem, as well as providing food, fuel and shelter, is depicted through photographs, personal stories and facts.

What's the Buzz?

This illustrated book of nonfiction for middle-grades describes how people are becoming more aware of bees and our dependence on them, and are working to save bees in all kinds of different ways.

Pedal It!

This illustrated book of nonfiction for middle-grades describes how bicycles can be used for many things apart from transportation.