Character Education-Teaching Tolerance in the Classroom-Blind Men & The Elephant

Character Education-Teaching Tolerance in the Classroom-Blind Men & The Elephant
Character Education-Teaching Tolerance in the Classroom-Blind Men & The Elephant
Character Education-Teaching Tolerance in the Classroom-Blind Men & The Elephant
Character Education-Teaching Tolerance in the Classroom-Blind Men & The Elephant
Character Education-Teaching Tolerance in the Classroom-Blind Men & The Elephant
Character Education-Teaching Tolerance in the Classroom-Blind Men & The Elephant
Character Education-Teaching Tolerance in the Classroom-Blind Men & The Elephant
Character Education-Teaching Tolerance in the Classroom-Blind Men & The Elephant
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India! The Blind Men and The Elephant, a Jain Fable is a fun and engaging lesson & activity that teaches students the importance of tolerance, open-mindedness, and even conflict resolution by acknowledging that each person has a unique point of view.

This simple and easy to understand fable tells the tale of six blind men discovering an elephant by touch. They all have their own opinion of what an elephant is like but without sight don’t have the whole picture. The men ultimately learn that each man is correct based on their individual experience. After hearing the story, students engage in a game that allows them to reenact the experience of the blind men. They are each given a part of a picture and have to give their opinion of what the picture is, just like the blind men in the story. A refection writing activity follows the game. Helping students recognize different perspectives is an important component of increased social awareness and cultural understanding.

India! The Blind Men and The Elephant, a Jain Fable (24 pages) includes a lesson plan, PowerPoint images, an interactive game, and a writing activity that covers the following topics:

  • The Jain Religion
  • The Blind Men and the Elephant Fable
  • The Theory of Manifold Predictions

The following activities are also included:

  • Who Am I? The Jain Game
  • The Blind Men and the Elephant – Writing Prompt

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"In my nearly 30-year career in education, I have never seen children so engaged in their learning! International Travel Academy is truly a multi-disciplinary approach that enables children to explore the world in an unforgettable way. Students get a real sense of what it means to respect another country's heritage, beliefs and ways of living, thus making them more tolerant and internationally-minded. I highly recommend this program to educators and parents wishing to make learning come to life!" 

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“(The five-day program) has given our school the unique opportunity to provide students with incredible experiences that align so well with our IB focus. Each spring with family and community support, our school essentially is transformed into our country of study for one full week. Teachers are easily able to follow the daily curriculum and activities provided, and the students truly enjoy this special week of instruction. From the art projects to festive food tastings, cultural dress, music, dance and traditions, the students spend this entire week engaged in new and exciting experiences of a new country. I would encourage all schools (IB, or not) to jump in and make a week like this happen for their students. It is incredibly gratifying to spend this week with kids as they come together to learn and share experiences like these across grade levels, school-wide. When we hear such rich discussion in classrooms and read their detailed writing about what they've learned as part of (the) week, it makes all the preparation, planning and expense totally worth it!! “

– An International Baccalaureate Instructional Specialist at a local elementary school

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