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.
something that someone
accepts as true
the best or most suitable; a
standard of excellence;
someone or something
What beliefs and ideals did the various animals have?
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
Were the ideals of the human changed by the beliefs of the various animals?
Write a paragraph to explain how the beliefs of the animals changed the human’s ideals.
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.