Magazine article Technology and Children

What WOOD You Give?

Magazine article Technology and Children

What WOOD You Give?

Article excerpt

The Giving Tree

Silverstein, S. (1964). The giving tree. New York: Harper & Row Publishers. [48 pages; ISBN 06025665-61

Summary of the Book

This classic story involves a giving tree and a needy boy. The boy always refers to the tree when he needs something. The tree loves the boy so much that it would give him anything and everything it could offer. All it wants to do is make him happy. Over time, the boy uses everything the tree can offer and children learn an important moral about love and happiness.

Design Brief

Grades 1-3

Every time the boy needed something he went to the tree to see what the tree could offer him. The boy built many things from the tree such as a crown, a house, and a boat. Think of some other things the boy could possibly make using the resources from the tree. Can you create something primarily made out of tree resources that you could give to another person as a gift? …

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