Friday, June 25, 2010
Character Education story: How the Tortoise Got Cracks in his Shell
I. Read Character Education story: How the Tortoise Got Cracks in his Shell
A. Teacher reads story to the class called “How the Tortoise Got Cracks in His Shell.”
B. Story Description: The Grandmothers of the Kikuyu tribe of Kenya tell stories to teach the children important lessons like don't be greedy. One of those children, Ann Njeri Mwangi, orally shared this tale with me in 1990. Many of the birds were invited to a party in Heaven. Tortoise convinced them that a way must be found to bring him along as he was such a Sweet Talker. Read about his elaborate con job. Listen to this Character Education tale and see if you agree it also has a strong message about the necessity of being a strong Leader and Trustworthy.
Click CHARACTER EDUCATION to read the entire story on Examiner.com.