Survivors

Books to Share

  • The Butterfly by Patricia Polacco.
  • Heroine of the Titanic: A Tale of Both True and Otherwise Life of Molly Brown by Joan Blos.
  • Sadako by Eleanor Coerr.
  • The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian of Denmark by Carmen Agra Deedy.

Books to Show and Booktalk

  • Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Molly Brown by Elaine Landau.
  • Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell.
  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George.
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr.

Decorations

Hang paper cranes from the ceiling.

Echo Story

Survivor Hike

(Adapted by Leila Raven Parrish. Children repeat each line after the librarian.)

Let's go on a survivor hike.


All right.


Okay.


Let's go.


Look what I see.


A big ol' tree.


Can't go under it.


Can't go over it.


Can't go around it.


Have to climb it.


Climb, climb.


All right.


Okay.


Let's go.

Verses:


...A big ol' field...Have to go through it...Swish, swish. (Rub palms together)


...A big ol' river...Have to swim through it...Swim, swim. (Make swimming motions)


...A big ol' bridge...Have to cross it...Thump, thump. (Pound chest with palms)


...A big ol' hill...Have to climb it...Huff and puff. (Slowly slap thighs)

Whew! We made it, let's run down! Whee-e-e! (Slap thighs fast)

Yea! We survived and made it back to the (insert name) Library.

Reader's Theater

  • "Gawain and the Green Knight" in Multicultural Folktales: Readers Theater for Elementary Students by Suzanne I. Barchers.
  • "Mollie Whuppie" in Multicultural Folktales: Readers Theater for Elementary Students by Suzanne I. Barchers.
  • "Baba Yaga" in Multicultural Folktales: Readers Theater for Elementary Students by Suzanne I. Barchers.
  • "The Giant in the Garden" in Multicultural Folktales: Readers Theater for Elementary Students by Suzanne I. Barchers.
  • "Sally Ann Thunder and Davey Crocket" in Multicultural Folktales: Readers Theater for Elementary Students by Suzanne I. Barchers.

Crafts

Paper Crane Origami

Materials

Origami paper

Directions

Directions can be found at www.sadako.com/howtofold.html.

Butterfly Puppet

(Adapted from Kids Create! by Laurie Carlson.)

Materials

  • Paper plates
  • Markers
  • Sequins
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Directions

Draw a butterfly on the back of a paper plate and decorate it with markers and sequins. Fold the decorated side of plate in half to form a crease and then unfold it. Cut another paper plate in half and trim one inch off of the flat side of each half. Staple the half pieces to the back of the butterfly along the round edges only. Insert a thumb in one side and fingers in other to flap the butterfly wings. An illustration is included here.

The Yellow Star

Materials

  • Craft sticks
  • Glue
  • Yellow Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Newspaper

Directions

Cover a table with newspaper. Give each child 6 craft sticks. The children glue three craft sticks together to form a triangle, glue one triangle on top of the other to create a six-pointed star, and paint the star yellow.

Activity

Mazes

Have the children create mazes for their friends using the diagrams found here as a guide.

Audio Recording

The Unsinkable Molly Brown by the Original Broadway Cast.

Web Site

Sadako Film Project


www.sadako.com

Professional Resources

  • Kids Create! by Laurie Carlson.
  • Multicultural Folktales: Readers Theater for Elementary Students by Suzanne I. Barchers.

 



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