Friday, June 18, 2010

Character Education Tale: Animal Justice for the Hyena and the Hare

I. Read Character Education story: Animal Justice for the Hyena and the Hare

A. Teacher reads story to the class called “Animal Justice for the Hyena and the Hare.”

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. Hyena helps Hare find a cub-sitting job for Queen Lion. Unfortunately, Hyena demands a very unreasonable reward in exchange. Listen to this Character Education tale and see if you agree it also has a strong message about Justice and about being Responsible.

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