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Book – The Gingerbread Boy and the Influence Circle

Topic

The Gingerbread Boy and the Influence Circle

Subject

Reading

Grades

K-2

Overview: While reading the story of The Gingerbread Boy, the class created a visual with the names of all the characters written around a circle. Students were then asked to draw lines between the characters that had interacted during the story.  The goal was to see what characters had the most influence in the tale and lead to a discussion of what is a main character. (based on Characteristics of Systems lesson)

ST Concepts & Habits

Habits of a Systems Thinker

  • Seeks to understand the “big picture”

  • Considers an issue fully and resists the urge to come to a quick conclusion

ST Tools

  • Modified Connection Circle

Standards

Take part in creative response to text, such as dramatizations and oral presentations.

Determine significant events from the story.

Implemented by: Betty Junell

Submitted by: Tim Taber

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