Why Lesson Planet?
Here is a gentle and important lesson on death which is designed for young children. The teacher tells his/her pupils a story about a pet who died. A discussion ensues about feelings we all have when an animal or a person who we love dies. A good book is suggested in this lesson. It is, Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children. This lesson is based on the Arthur episode: "So Long, Spanky."