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Home Province: British Columbia

Craft: Author

Genre: Picture Books & Non-Fiction

Target Audience: Ages 6 -12 (can be adapted for secondary school students)

Cost for School and Public Virtual Presentation with CCBC subsidy: $200.00

Website: saraflorence.ca

 

 

Virtual Presentation Information:

OPTION # 1- Jigging for Halibut with Tsinii

  • Approximately 60 minutes

In this presentation, Sara will share background and contextual information to prepare students to listen to a reading of Jigging for Halibut with Tsinii before reading the book aloud. Drawing on Jo-ann Archibald’s Indigenous Storywork principles, Sara will also support students to engage holistically with the text. 

Virtual Reading & Background Information:

  • Approximately 25 minutes

Workshop component

  • Activities to support students to engage holistically with the text (elementary/middle school) OR
  • Activities to support students to engage in writing their own family stories as picture books or narrative essays (middle/secondary school)

 

OPTION #2 – Learning to Carve Argillite

  • Approximately 60 minutes

In this presentation, Sara will share background and contextual information to prepare students to listen to a reading of Learning to Carve Argillite before reading the book aloud. Drawing on Jo-ann Archibald’s Indigenous Storywork principles, Sara will also support students to engage holistically with the text. 

Includes Virtual Reading & Background Information:

  • Approximately 25 minutes

Includes Workshop component

  • Activities to support students to engage holistically with the text (elementary/middle school) OR
  • Activities to support students to engage in writing their own family stories as picture books or narrative essays (middle/secondary school)

Book List

For a young audience:

Davidson, S. F., & Davidson, R. (2021). Learning to carve argillite [Sk’ad’a Stories Series]. Winnipeg, MB: Highwater Press.

Davidson, S. F., & Davidson, R. (2021). Jigging for halibut [Sk’ad’a Stories Series]. Highwater Press.

Williams-Davidson, T. L., & Davidson, S. F. (2019). Magical beings of Haida Gwaii. Heritage House Publishing.

Selected Titles For Educators: 

Yee, N., & Davidson, S. F. (2021). Diversity as the norm: Teaching to and through superdiversity in post-secondary Indigenous education courses. In G. Li, J. Anderson, J. Hare, & M. McTavish (Eds.). Superdiversity and Teacher Education: Supporting Teachers in Working with Culturally, Linguistically, and Racially Diverse Students, Families, and Communities.(pp. 284-298). Routledge.

Davidson, S. F. (2021) Pedagogical response: Reflections on content, perspectives, and pedagogies in Indigenous education courses. (pp. 265-275). In J. MacDonald & J. Markides (Eds.), Brave work in Indigenous education. DIO Press.

Davidson, S. F., & Davidson, R. (2018). Potlatch as Pedagogy: Learning through Ceremony. Portage and Main Press.

Biography

SARA FLORENCE DAVIDSON (sgaan jaadgu san glans) is a Haida/Settler Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She completed her PhD in Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, and her research focuses on Indigenous pedagogies, literacies, and stories. With her father, she is the co-author of Potlatch as Pedagogy: Learning through Ceremony and the Sk’ad’a Stories, a picture book series which is based on family stories and highlights Indigenous pedagogies and intergenerational learning. Sara is passionate about reading, writing, and listening to stories. She lives on unceded Stó:lō Territory with her partner and their two dogs.