This guided reading packet focuses on maps of Ghana to show students the journey Emmanuel took and what he saw on his journey. There is a large emphasis on Emmanuel’s character – What is his dream? Is he a national hero? Why, why not? Students need to provide evidence throughout the story by explaining why Emmanuel was “useful,” instead of “disabled.”
Students will see two You-Tube videos to see first-hand the
accomplishments and awards Emmanuel has made in Ghana and the larger world.
A final activity is that students will trace a BIG map of Ghana and show the places, people, and landmarks Emmanuel saw on his journey. Students will also write in their own words what Emmanuel’s quote means, “In this world, we are not perfect. We can only do our best.”