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Social Studies - Kindergarten
Standard 3 Objective 2
Using the The Tortoise and the Hare fable students will learn basic map skills.
One per class:
One per student:
The Tortoise and the Hare: An Aesop Fable is a short story that describes a race between two animals. The hare being a very fast animal, and the tortoise a very slow animal. The story involves a simple path with a few locations and is a great vehicle to teach students basic map skills. It also involves a problem and solution and character traits that young children can understand.
3. Demonstrate responsible emotional and cognitive behaviors.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written, and nonverbal form.
Invitation to Learn
Ask the class if it is best to be fast or slow? Why? After a brief discussion tell the students that you are going to read a story where two animals have a race. Ask the class if they know what a hare is. Explain that a hare is similar to a rabbit. Discuss traits of a hare. Repeat this with the tortoise.
Session TwoTortoise Race
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