Students will listen and respond to a story about a young girl who creates a special “rose garden.” Her boundless energy, giving spirit and continued optimism are infectious and help to unite her neighborhood in the spirit of giving and cooperation.
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Unit: How About a Hand?
Students will be exposed to literature that illustrates how responsible citizens participate constructively in their communities.
Students will hear a story that illustrates how a big sister feels about her baby brother. Lilly doesn't like her baby brother because he smells bad and isn't the playmate she thought he would be. She does everything in her creative power to ruin him. In the end, when a cousin agrees with Lilly...
Unit: Philanthropic Literature
Fairy tales are great stories for helping students work out complicated moral issues in a make-believe context. Found in countries all around the world, the same story plays out in different contexts. Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters is a Cinderella story from Africa in which kindness, generosity,...
Introduces the idea of sharing in a situation where there is a scarcity of resources. Increases listening comprehension and the use of critical-thinking skills.
Introduces the idea of sharing in a situation where there is a scarcity of resources. Exposes students to the concept of recognizing the strength of differences. Increases listening comprehension and the use of critical thinking skills.
Fables teach lessons or morals through animal actions. The exaggerated human-like characteristics of animals make the moral lesson appealing. The story of the Lion and the Mouse illustrates that a kind deed is never wasted and whatever kindness we can do is related to good citizenship.
Responding to the story Miss Rumphius, a book that illustrates how responsible citizens participate constructively in maintaining and enhancing the environment, the learners will understand that being a steward of the environment involves choice, commitment and inspiration....