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to·tem

(tō'tĕm),
An object (usually an animal or plant) serving as the emblem of a family or clan and often as a reminder of its ancestry; something that serves as a revered symbol.
[Amer. Indian]
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Teacher's guides also provide educators with learning objectives, discussion questions, academic standards, over 30 writing prompts, and 11 animal guides and posters in PDF formats, sized for printing on demand.
The text is light and breezy, an antidote to the dry, po-faced writing so often present in animal guides. However, it can get a tad too exuberant for its own good and purists are sure to be alarmed at the book's slightly irreverent tone, containing references to speed-dating, New Men and birds "twiddling their thumbs."
Three fine wild animal guides are recommended additions to general library holdings.

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