The original text was written by Florenz Friedrich Sigismund (1788-1857).
In the song “The Happy Wanderer,” the narrator describes the joy he receives from wandering through the mountains.
Read this text to introduce the unit focus of value. Consider what motivates the narrator to “go a-wandering.”
Further analyze the song lyrics to evaluate and explain what the reader learns about what the narrator values through his words and
actions. (RL.3.3, RL.3.5) Have students consider what they value.
Product includes a song version and a poem version.