In this video segment, learn about how natural cycles are related to subsistence living. Hear about the Moon's importance to the Lummi people of western Washington State, and how the lunar cycles tell them when it is time to fish and time to gather. In addition, a Coast Salish Elder from British Columbia, Canada, speaks about the interdependence of nature and explains how the scent from a fir tree helps salmon find their way back home. The background essay explains how important and central nature is to certain communities. A fascinating fact about salmons and their sense of smell will interest students even more in the ocean and ocean wildlife. The five discussion questions provided will help your students understand the topics even better. There is a helpful section that shows you the standards for your state ranging from grades K-12, as well as links to related resources.


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