The Dreaming Tree- SEL Lesson on Connection to Nature, Healing and Community Responsibility

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From the villages of the Amazon comes this Brazilian Folktale about the power of connection to nature and the consequences of short-sighted greed. The story touches on these of bullying, integrity, discipline, and one person's ability to heal an entire village.

This is a complete micro lesson on Social Emotional Development through the ethical lens of the Four Awesome Questions: Is it True?, Is it Fair? Will it Build Community and Better Friendship? Will it be Helpful to those Involved? Following the story, selected discussion questions are presented to engage critical thinking and authentic discussion.

More micro-lessons can be found for free at Epic Ethics for Peaceful Schools is an Ethics-Based Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum for K-6th grade.

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