The incredible new picture book by the creator of Where The Forest Meets the Sea
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This last resource is for teachers to see and hear an explanation of the book ‘Mirror’ by Jeannie Baker, this book is a strong resource for CUS1.3 it displays two cultures, two places, two boys and their families in one world.
Although they are different in many ways the connection to family and culture is made in the story and pictures of the book.
For a lesson reading the book would be able to show how although we are different there are many ways we are the same. This can be used to compare how they are different, this can be done by using VEN diagrams and discussing how their culture is expressed.
To develop an understanding of culture, teachers can use this resource to see how this book brings together the ideas of culture, tradition and family. For another lesson idea one could get students in pairs to discuss their families, homes and cultural background. By writing a story and drawing pictures they can use Jeannie Baker’s book ‘Mirror’ as a basis of comparing how each member of the class is different and share their different cultures and languages in their family.
This teaching resource is just a video preview of how the book can be used in conjunction with the syllabus point CUS1.3, the book itself is a resource to be used in class as a way of developing students understanding of culture and identity.