How the Female Moose Lost Her Antlers
To help learners listen attentively during the story, pre-teach some of the nouns, verbs and possibly phrases such as "a long time ago."  Below are some ideas on how to do that.
  1. Print a copy of the images provided below.  The cards that have a blue border represent verbs and the cards that have a pink border represent nouns.





     
  2. Print a copy for chart that has a thumbnail image of each of the nouns and verbs and determine ahead of time what words you’re going to use that match up with what the learners will hear within the story.







     
  3. Assign each learner or group of learners one or two of the nouns and verbs.
     
  4. If you’re able, read the story that’s provided in English and re-tell it in your language.
    Start with the shorter version of the story.
     
  5. ​When the learner hears the word they have been given, they need to hold up the image.
     
  6. Ask children to swap images and tell the story again, perhaps this time emphasizing different parts.
     
  7. As students become comfortable with one or two words or phrases to listen for, print a small copy of all the images for each learner or pair of learners, to determine if they can listen for all the verbs and nouns provided.  
     
  8. For phrases such as "a long time ago," use gestures and have students repeat the phrase after you.  
     
  9. Use the puppets provided to show how the cow moose
    and the bull moose both had horns and they could take
    the horns off just like hats. Take the horns off and put
    them back on as you repeat the phrase. Have students
    say the phrase with you.
     
  10. Ask students to sequence the images when they hear the words.
     
  11. As they get comfortable perhaps tell the longer version of the story. 
     
  12. Have students act out the verbs. For example, when a big sucker fish was swimming in the water – have the students pretend to swim and practice the phrase with the actions.
     
  13. Ask students to retell the story.
     
  14. Assign roles and have learners practice and perform the play version of the story.
     
  15. When students are ready, hand out a copy of the cartoon strip and ask them to write the version of the story that matches the images.

Moose Antlers

Image Legend

Moose Antlers

Large Cards

Drawings by Kerry Wheler

Images provided by Tessa Macintosh from Henry Beaver’s book titled "Tapwe," which means, "Sharing Our Truths."

There are three versions of the story provided below:
  • Long version, as told by Eileen Beaver.
  • Short version, as told by Pat Martel.
  • Script version for possible class play.
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Moose Antlers

Long Version

As told by Eileen Beaver

Moose Antlers

Short Version

As told by Pat Martel

Moose Antlers

Student Play

Moose Antlers

Cartoon Strip

Student Play Version in different languages:

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How the Moose Lost her Horns Pat martel
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Moose Antlers

 Wiiliideh Yati

Student Play

Moose Antlers

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Student Play

Moose Antlers

Dene Dedline

Long Version

Moose Antlers

Dene Dedline

Short Version

Moose Antlers

Dene Dedline

Student Play

Contact Us

Mindy Willett

Social Studies and Northern Studies Coordinator

Early Childhood & School Services

Phone: (867) 767-9342 Ext. 71297

Email: mindy_willett@gov.nt.ca

Judy Whitford

Indigenous Languages and Culture Coordinator

Indigenous Languages and Education Secretariat

Phone: (867) 767-9346 Ext. 71038

Email: judy_whitford@gov.nt.ca