"You think you're just a drop in the ocean, but look at the ripple effect one drop can make." - Unknown Author
In my classroom, we study activists, and define compassion and kindness through the works of others.
We do this by reading books about various activists. The stories are inspirational and so intriguing, that my students are immediately interested. Even students who are challenging to engage, are eager to read these books.
My students learn about how they can spread kindness and compassion through their own Passion Projects later in the year.
In my class, we study child activists, including Iqbal, a child from Pakistan who was sold into child slave labor to make rugs. The story is based on true events, detailing their obstacles and how the children work together to form a bond and gain strength from each other. They also learn they must work together for freedom.
Through the story of Iqbal, my students learn about strength, perseverance, courage and compassion.
The story is so intriguing, and the novel is very written, that it is engaging to all students. This is a great novel to gain the interest of even the most hard to reach student. As part of the novel study, my students make kites and fly them, as a symbol of their childhood and freedom.
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