The Talking Stick and The Tree of Gratefulness

Learning how to engage in a thoughtful and respectful discussion is key to developing skills for a collaborative work environment. Learners discuss how Native Americans used talking sticks as a way to help discussions run smoothly. Each child will create a talking stick with a fall theme, which will be used during all class and small group discussions.

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CCSS: Adaptable

  • Leaf templates and full instructions on how to make the talking sticks are included
  • Well-written lesson that addresses oral communication and elements of character development

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