This lesson guide is intended to accompany the We’re All Animals stories. These lessons can be adapted to complement any literacy, social studies, or science curriculum, providing a framework to address academic standards while also promoting life skills such as critical thinking, compassion, and empathetic understanding. Through reading these stories, engaging with guiding questions, and exploring the central themes, students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and information, think critically about difficult issues, and learn respect and responsibility for others in their communities.
- The Lesson Guide offers a framework, but allows for enough flexibility for a teacher to personalize it to the needs of his/her class.
- The stories are short and can be squeezed in to fill a 10 minute gap or expanded into a full lesson.
- They can be utilized as a resource to meet various English language arts standards in both reading and writing.
- They can build confidence and self-compassion by helping students realize that they can contribute to kindness and compassion in the world, fostering a sense of self-worth.