In the course of delivering the Home Office funded project-'Connecting Communities' for the black community in Manchester, I brought to the attention of the Learning Trust, the fact that the number of black students of African origin was steadily outstripping that of black students of Caribbean origin within the Secondary School system. The choice of literature or reading material within the secondary school environment is yet to reflect this.
To introduce the children to the Tortoise; a mythical character in West African fables. It was explained liked Ananse the Spider. The Tortoise was also cunning. The two stories had a moral to them. The Cunning Tortoise fable ,was to demonstrate that greed robbed people of their dignity, coupled with the loss of the love and respect of other people. The other fable: The fable of the Tortoise and the Sardines, was a cautionary tale which warned children never to take people at face value and to be careful with strangers.
This resource complements the story book the Cunning Tortoise Spanish. This resource helps the reader helps the reader with their aural, oral and literary knowledge of the Spanish language
World Kindness Day is on the 13th November. World Kindness Day is increasingly seen as a social mechanism for creating positive change in communities world-wide. War all over the world today has become assymetrical. We as teachers must battle to point the hearts of our young people in the direction of love, peace and tolerance.
This is an article that can be used either at a school assembly or as a classroom activity, designed to inform children that they must speak out if they are experiencing bullying or abuse of any kind.
These resources are a pathfinder guide for teachers who want to train classroom assistants or NVQ students about the importance of storytelling in the education of children. The resources also allow teachers to deliver robust storytelling workshops to Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils during Black History Month or Literacy Hour
Teachers can use these resources as a guide for students who want to try their hands at writing newspaper articles or articles for womens magazines
These resources allow teachers to celebrate Black History Month at Key Stage 3 & 4 levels. Some of the resources were used under the Department of Education, Licence to Cook Project. They are an interesting way of getting students interested in the culinary culture of peoples from diverse parts of the world.
These resources constitute a pathfinder guide for young people on the threshold of adulthood. The White Georgette Blouse is something of a cautionary tale whilst the diary of an Aid Worker is global in its perspective
A poster that huntingly portrays Elmina Castle and the sad history of this Ancient Portuguese castle, that is still in modern day Ghana. The prose, superimposed on the poster talks about the love that parents bore in their hearts for every loved one that were taken away from the shores of Ghana into an unknown world is deeply moving.
A complete teachers resource that enables teachers worldwide to teach the Transatlantic Slave Trade with sensitivity, empathy and the role played by black and white abolitionists to end the Slave Trade.
These resources give teachers the opportunity to introduce diverse cultures in the literacy experience of peoples during the literacy hour in general or during Black History Month in particular.
This resource complements the story book the Cunning Tortoise. This resource helps the reader helps the reader with their aural, oral and literary knowledge of the French language.
This is an audiobook which complements the book "The Tortoise and the Sardines" It is aimed to help readers with their aural, oral and literary understand of the French and Spanish language.
This audiobook complements the book ;The Boy with the Five Loaves and two Fish. This book helps readers in the aural, oral and literary comprehension of the French and Spanish Languages.
In African mythology / fables the Tortoise is endowed with wit and cunning, time and time again.The Tortoise with the use of this wit and ingenuity outwits rivals - be they animals or humans.The Tortoise however demonstrates in fable after fable that cunning when combined with greed only leads to humiliation and self ridicule.