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Enduring Understandings. Beliefs and Ideals. Belief something that someone accepts as true Ideal the best or most suitable; a standard of excellence; someone or something considered perfect. The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry.

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beliefs and ideals
Beliefs and Ideals
  • Belief

something that someone

accepts as true

  • Ideal

the best or most suitable; a

standard of excellence;

someone or something

considered perfect

the great kapok tree by lynne cherry
The Great Kapok Treeby Lynne Cherry

What beliefs and ideals did the various animals have?

  • Boa constrictor
  • Bee
  • Monkeys
  • Toucan, macaw, cock-of-the-rock
  • Tree frog
  • Jaguar
  • Porcupines
  • Anteater
  • Sloth

Boa constrictor -his home and the home of his family Bee – all living things depend on one another

Monkeys –tree protect the soil of the forest, prevent


Toucan, macaw, cock-of-the-rock – if one tree is cut down it will not be enough, more trees will be cut down

Tree frog – ruined forest means ruined loves

Jaguar – tree provides a home to animals that will be his dinner

Porcupines – trees produce oxygen which gives us all life

Anteater – what happens tomorrow depends upon today

Sloth – trees provide beauty we all enjoy

the great kapok tree by lynne cherry1
The Great Kapok Treeby Lynne Cherry

Were the ideals of the human changed by the beliefs of the various animals?


  • We all have a responsibility to care for Mother Earth. Together WE can make a difference.
the great kapok tree by lynne cherry2
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

Write a paragraph to explain how the beliefs of the animals changed the human’s ideals.

  • Introduction sentence
  • Supporting detail 1
  • Supporting detail 2
  • Supporting detail 3
  • Closing sentence

Given the job of chopping down the great Kapok tree, the human changed his mind and did not cut down the tree based on the beliefs of the animals that spoke to him as he slept. A bee buzzed in his ear that all living things depend on one another and begged him not to cut down the tree. Then in a squeaky voice the small frog reminded him a ruined forest means ruined lives. Finally, four porcupines whispered in his ear that trees produce oxygen which humans need to live. Because the animals reminded him of the importance of the great Kapok tree the human decided that it was important to work together to save the rain forest and he did not cut down the tree, his ideals were influenced by the animal’s beliefs.

apply what you learned
Apply What You Learned
  • What beliefs or ideals to you have?
  • How have your beliefs affected the people around you?
conflict and change
Conflict and Change
  • Conflict – a serious and usually lengthy disagreement; to clash or to disagree
  • Change – to become or make different
It’s time to form groups to work on a project. The teacher said you can make groups of 2 or 3, but no more. You quickly rush to join your two best friends because you know you work very well together. You glance up and see another friend looking very sad without a partner. What will you do?
At recess, a big group of kids have gathered to play kickball. A few kids who don’t usually play have joined teams, too. One of these students comes up to kick and trips over the ball as it comes to him. What will you do?
You’re just about to leave the bathroom when your best friend comes in. He says his brother told him about a prank some kids played in middle school. They took the toilet paper off the rolls and threw it all over the bathroom. They didn’t get caught, but all the rest of the kids know they did it and think it was really funny. He wants to do the same thing now. What will you do?
The class is working on a watercolor project. Your table has four sets of watercolors. Most of them are old and all the colors have run together, but one set is brand new. Everyday, one student at your table grabs all the watercolors and finds the new one, then puts the rest back on the table for everyone else. What will you do?
When it’s time to line up for lunch, your best friend always cuts in line to stand by you. He talks to you the whole way down the hall and sometimes you get in trouble for it. What will you do?
Three girls from your Girl Scout troop are in your class. They’re your good friends, but two of them have gotten into a big fight and aren’t talking to each other anymore. They have both asked you to stop being friends with the other girl. What will you do?
Your class has one kickball and a few jump ropes for students to share during recess. Everyday when you go outside, the same students grab the equipment leaving everyone else with nothing to do. What will you do?
You are the last one to come back from art class. When you sit down at your desk, you realize that your brand new mechanical pencil is gone. You search everywhere and can’t find it. Later on, you realize that the student sitting behind you is using the same kind of pencil. You ask him about it, but he says it is his. What will you do?

Writing Activity

  • Create a story, it can be real or imaginary. Your story must have a conflict and two possible changes. It must be three paragraphs and each paragraph must be at least five sentences in length.
  • 1. Introduction: introduce the conflict
  • 2. Negative Change
  • 3. Positive Change