The Giving Tree Teacher Resources
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Selfless Service and The Giving Tree - Building Ethical Conscience
Upper elementary schoolers investigate philanthropy and selflessness by reading a children's book. In this ethics lesson, they read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, and research Mahatma Gandhi's troublesome, yet inspiring, life....
5th Visual & Performing Arts
Questions for The Book The Giving Tree
Are you studying Shel Silverstein? Focus on The Giving Tree and talk about selflessness in your class. In this online interactive quiz, pupils respond to eleven multiple-choice reading comprehension questions on this particular story....
1st - 3rd English Language Arts
Taking From the Giving Tree
Students explore the ways in which various American cities negotiate the protection of their "green infrastructure," gaining a broader understanding of proposed and enacted legislation as it relates to preserving and planting trees in...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature: The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree is a great way to cover multiple concepts in an elementary school classroom. Throughout this lesson, they learn about economic principles such as scarcity and goods, science principles like renewable...
1st - 4th English Language Arts
The Giving Tree - Improvising Music for a Story
If you are reading The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, bring music to your class's interpretation with a lesson about musical improvisation. After listening to Vivaldi's Four Seasons, kids use their own understanding of music as well as...
K - 2nd English Language Arts