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Topics to Enrich Reading of Animal Dreams


  • Covenant Senior Day Program
  • Books for Children on Animal Dreams' Themes

    Community Building

    woman reading

    Community Reading Programs

    Death and Loss

    Environmental Issues

  • Water Issues

    • Clean Water Action Council has worked on environmental issues, or shared information about them, since 1985. All relate to water quality or water quantity to some degree.
    • Groundwater Mapping Project , an interactive website resulting from their newly completed project to inventory and map Michigan's ground-water resources. The resulting database shows ground-water aquifers and features, users of large quantities of groundwater, and other valuable ground-water information for Michigan.
    • EPA enforces federal clean water and safe drinking water laws, provides support for municipal wastewater treatment plants, and takes part in pollution prevention efforts aimed at protecting watersheds and sources of drinking water. The Agency carries out both regulatory and voluntary programs to fulfill its mission to protect the nation's waters.
    • EPA Water ensure drinking water is safe. Restore and maintain oceans, watersheds, and their aquatic ecosystems to protect human health, support economic and recreational activities, and provide healthy habitat for fish, plants, and wildlife.
    • Surf Your Watershed, Kalamazoo and surrounding areas watershed profile.
  • Environment

    How Can the cleaning of the environment be seen as symbolic? In what way?
    • Green Hour, a program of the National Wildlife Federations recommending an hour of unstructured play and interaction in the natural world.
    • eartheasy, ideas for environmentally sustainable living.
    Why do some people engage with the world and its problems, while others turn their backs on it?
    • Earth Portal ,a comprehensive resource for timely, objective, science-based information about the environment.
    • Effects of Global Warming
    • Green Guide, Going Green: Across society, at work or school, myself, at home, and in my community.
    • Clean Up the World, join the 35 million people around the world who clean up, fix up and conserve their local environment.
    • Cooperative Conservation, through cooperative conservation, citizens from every walk of life enhance, restore, and protect lands, waters, air, and wildlife resources on public and private lands.


  • Kingsolver’s brief biography in Spanish
  • Essay written by Kingsolver translated into Spanish
  • Nicaragua

  • Information about Nicaragua (Spanish)
  • Information about Nicaragua (English)
  • Information about the CONTRA militia in Nicaragua (Spanish)
  • Information about the CONTRA militia in Nicaragua (English)
  • Environment

    Latino Culture


  • Information about cockfights in Mexico
  • Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos

  • Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos (Spanish)
  • Day of the Dead (English)
  • Some information and pictures about the Day of the Dead altars (Spanish)
  • Food

  • What is Pozole? (Spanish)
  • What is Pozole? (English)
  • Bread of the Dead (Newspaper article in Spanish)
  • How to bake Bread of the Dead/Como preparar el pan de muerto
  • How to bake the Bread of the Dead (English)
  • Horno Bread
  • Love, Forgiveness, Reconciliation

    Native American Culture

  • Native American History - list of sites from the University of Washington
  • Smithsonian Institution - American Indian History and Culture
  • WWW Virtual Library Native American Cultural Resources on the Internet
  • U.S. Southwest

    Latino Restaurants