A Place for Everyone: Fiction and the Real World

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A Place for Everyone: Fiction and the Real World

How does reading fiction help us to understand the real world? After doing this lesson, tell us what you learned through the fiction we explored.

Listen to the story, "Horton Hears a Who"

Here are some words you may have heard. Do you know what they mean?

Read the story here

It is estimated that 153 million children worldwide, ranging from infants to teenagers, have lost one or both parents (UNICEF).

If you have a goal then the best way is in an orderly systematic fashion. Right? Think about that as you listen to Rob Williams TedTalk,"Children of the War".

SOMEBODY-WANTED-BUT-SO (SWBS)(from the work of MacOn, Bewell, & Vogt, 1991)

Do you believe all people have a right to dignity and respect?

Parents sometimes end up in a situation where they can't take care of their children, either temporarily or permanently. Then what happens?

Foster Care?

There are 7 short e-books that talk about adoption. Read one or read them all. Then go to the attachments and complete "Love Sees Beyond Differences". Publish your final story on our Ning site.

You are a reporter for "Kids Today" and have been sent to interview Mr. Williams after his Ted Talk. Listen again, pausing the video as you hear a fact or statement you would ask about. Write them down.CHALLENGEAfter you write your questions, do some research write answers as you think Mr. Williams would respond.Make a script of your questions and answers.Do a video with another person as Mr. Williams.


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