School Partnership Project 2008-2010 Good behaviour – a rainbow that colours our life. Le avventure di PINOCCHIO Carlo Collodi 1883. Istituto Comprensivo Lonate Pozzolo (Va) - ITALY . Class 1 A-B-C-D. Age : 11/12 Students involved : 100 Lessons per week : 1
We have chosen “The adventures of Pinocchio” because Pinocchio is very much like us ... He is a stubborn and naughty marionette that never follows the good advise of his affectionate father Geppetto, of the loving Fairy or the wise Talking Cricket.
He doesn’t like studying and prefers joining the Marionettes theatre or having fun with his friends at Toy Land.
He follows his sudden wishes and tells lies but the consequences are a disaster: he loses all his money and is hanged to a oak tree; he sees his nose getting longer and longer; he turns into a donkey; he is swallowed by a shark...
... But Pinocchio learns from his own mistakes and eventually he understands that Geppetto, the Fairy and the Cricket were right.
After riscking his life so many times he takes care of his father, goes to school and works hard to buy him a new house.
One fine day he wakes up and realizes he has become a real child!.
We have learnt something about the author, the period and the setting
We have read the whole book
We have discussed Pinocchio’s behaviour and we have found out examples of similar behaviour in our own experience
We have watched the film “Le avventure di Pinocchio”(L. Comencini - 1972)
We have singled out examples of good and bad behaviour. We have filled in a table about Pinocchio’s behaviour and its consequences
We have found proverbs, sayings and metaphors about behaviour
We have selected and illustrated a significant episode
We have looked for a suitable quotation or summary to match our drawings. We have translated the sentences in English
We have selected the best drawings and set an exhibition in the hall of the school
Pinocchio and the consequences of his behaviour
“Geppetto wants to make himself a Marionette that will dance, fence and turn somersaults. He fashions it and calls it Pinocchio.”
He made the mouth…
No sooner was it finished than it began to laugh and poke fun at him.
…He wakes up with all his feet burned off
Geppetto sells his jacket to buy PInocchio an ABC book so that he can go to school
... Pinocchio sells the ABC book and buys a ticket for the Marionette show
He risks to be burned on the fire by Fire Eater, the owner of the Marionette Theatre
Instead of going home, he follows the Fox and the Cat and buries his gold coinsin the Field of Wonders
He loses all his money
The Talking Cricket suggests Pinocchio to return home and give his coins to his poor old father...
but Pinocchio doesn’t listen to him...
... the fox and the cat hang him at a branch of the great oak tree
... his nose grows longer and longer
He is caught in a trap and a farmer forces him to be the watchdog to his henhouse
As a reward for his faithfulness, he is given his freedom back
Pinocchio is thrown into the sea and he is swallowed by a terrible shark
…and he is filled with a great and sudden happiness
A tuna fish helps them to reach the shore
He becomes a real boy!
“…in this world of ours we must be kind and courteous to others, if we want to find kindness and courtesy in our own days of trouble”
The Talking Cricket