• Find the Moon Rabbit. If the moon isn't full or you can't see it, bring in a photo of the full moon. What else does it look like? Man-in-the-moon, students own ideas.
  • Discuss how today we see the exact same sky features as people have for thousands of years. How have we become disconnected from them? They would be more important if we needed them to orient ourselves, plant crops, plan ceremonies, tell time, etc.


  • Astronomy Magazine
  • Bright, William
    1993, The Coyote Reader, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
  • Brody, J.J., et al.
    1983, Mimbres Pottery: Ancient Art of the American Southwest, Hudson Hills Press, NY.
  • Caduto, Michael and Joseph Bruchac
    1994, Keepers of the Night, Native American Stories and Nocturnal Activities for Children, Fulcrum, Inc., Golden, CO.
  • Goble, Paul
    1990, Iktomi and the Ducks, A Plains Indian Story, Orchard Books, New York, NY. (The Trickster is portrayed as a man but has Coyote's attributes.)
  • Gustafson, J.
    1992, Stars, Clusters, and Galaxies, Julian Messner, New York.
  • Haury, Emil W.
    1989, The Mogollon Culture of SW New Mexico, Medallion Papers 20, Gila Pueblo, Globe, AZ.
  • Houk, Rose
    1992, Mogollon, Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, Tucson, AZ.
  • Kabotie, Fred
    1982, Designs from the Ancient Mimbrenos with a Hopi Interpretation, Northland Press, Flagstaff, AZ.
  • LeBlanc, Steven A.
    1983, The Nimbres People: Ancient Pueblo Painters of the American Southwest, Thames and Hudson, London, England.
  • Lowell, Susan
    1992, The Three Little Javelinas, Northland Publishing, Flagstaff, AZ.
  • Lummis, Charles F. 
    1992, Pueblo Indian Folk Tales, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NB.
  • Malotki, Ekkehart
    1992, Gullible Coyote, Una ihu: A Bilingual Collection of Hopi Coyote Stories, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.
  • Martin, Paul S.
    1979, Prehistory: Mogollon, In Handbook of North American Indians 9, Southwest,  Alfonso Ortiz, ed., pp. 61-74, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Mayo, Gretchen Will
    1993, That Tricky Coyote, Walker Publishing, New York, NY.
  • McDermott, Gerald.
    1994, Coyote, A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest, Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York, NY.
  • Menzel, D.H.
    1983, A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA.
  • Monroe, Jean Guard and Ray A. Williamson
    1987, Dance in the Sky, Native American Star Myths, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA.
  • Moulard, Barbara L.
    1984, Within the Underworld Sky: Mimbres Ceramic Art in Context, Twelvetrees Press, Pasadena, CA.
  • Raymo, C.
    1982, 365 Starry Nights: An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year, Simon & Schuster Inc., New York, NY.
  • Science and Children Magazine
    (good source for constellations)
  • Sekaquaptewa, Eugene
    1994, Coyote and the Winnowing Birds, Tsaayantotaqam Tsiroot, A Traditional Hopi Tale, Clear Light Publishing, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Silver, Donald M.
    1998, One Small Square, The Night Sky, Learning Triangle Press, New York.
  • Skycharts in newspapers (weekly)
  • Stevens, Janet
    1996, Old Bag of Bones, A Coyote Tale, Holiday House, New York, NY.
  • Strauss, Susan
    1991, Coyote Stories for Children: Tales from Native America, Beyond Words Publishing, Hillsboro, OR.
  • Talashoema, Herschel
    1994, Coyote and Little Turtle, Iisawniqw Yongoshonhoya, Clear Light Publishing, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Taylor, Harriet Peck
    1993, Coyote Places the Stars, Bradbury Press, New York, NY.
  • Williamson, Ray
    1984, Living the Sky: The Cosmos of the American Indian, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.