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BLAST Elementary Thematic Program
Friendship & Peace

(January and February 2007)

 

Friends, Indeed!

The idea of friendship is highly valued all over the world.  What makes a good friend? What can you do to be a better friend? Is it okay for different kinds of people to be friends? Discover a few tales of friendship through this literacy enhanced friendship program.

Recommended for grades K-2

Fiction Books:

 
Hello, Hello!
by Miriam Schlein
 
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Yo! Yes?
by Chris Raschka
 

Informational Books:

Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship
by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Dr. Paula Kahumbu
 

Web Sites:

 

The Language of Peace

"Peace", "Paz", "Paix", "Sohl", "Heiwa". Peace may sound different when spoken in other languages, but how do we experience it?  What might it look like, taste like, or feel like? Peace. What does that word really mean? Students will be asked to take a closer look at the word "Peace" through literature and discover what it means to them. Famous peacemakers will also be presented and explored.

Recommended for grades 3-5

Informational Books:

 
 
The Fight for Peace
by Ted Gottfried
 

Fiction Books:

Peace Crane
by Sheila Hamanka
 

Web Sites: