Are you looking for a seasonal and respectful way to start discussing thankfulness? Look no further! In addition to reflecting on what they are thankful for, this lesson will introduce students to an aspect of Native American culture, the talking stick.
This 40 minute lesson plan allows children to use nature as a means of expressing respect and gratitude. Through the three activities, students will expand their art, oral communication and brainstorming skills -- All while keeping the focus on listening and respect!
Appropriate and adaptable for grades K-6!
(Talking stick instructions and leaf-shape samples included)
Excerpted from Tanenbaum's Interreligious
Understanding Guidebook: Changing Seasons, Changing World
(Available for purchase at https://tanenbaum.org/publications/interreligious-understanding-guidebook/)