During the month of October, we read stories from other cultures in class. The books we focused on were: Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale. The children identified social, moral, and cultural issues within the story and responded to it (place, time, customs, relationship). The second book we focused on was: Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, a poem written by Maya Angelou (a brave and defiant poem which celebrates the courage within each of us. Finally, the last book we read was Henry’s Freedom Box, a Caldecott Honour Book written by Ellen Levine. It is about a runaway slave named Henry “Box” Brown who thinks of a clever plan to get out of slavery after his family is sold. Children also had the opportunity to learn about inspiring black role models including, Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Rashford and Rosa Parks.
We were inspired by Paul Khlee's 'The Goldfish' in our recent Art lesson. Have a look at our creations below.
We hope you like them.