Everyone has a unique story to share. Stories help us learn about ourselves, our families, and other people. Curiosity and wonder leads us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us. By reading “And Tango Makes Three”, we not only learn about penguins and the penguin life cycle, but about other family structures (i.e. same-sex families) and how same-sex couples can become parents. This lesson plan can be used cross-curricula with Socials, PHE, ELA, and may also be used in Science (i.e. if combined with a stronger focus on the penguin life cycle, habitat, etc.)
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Socials K-3: Explore the ways in which individuals and families differ and are the same; diverse cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives within the local and other communities; aspects of life shared by and common to different people (i.e. same-sex family structures/sexual orientation and identity)
PHE K-3: Caring behaviours in groups and families; develop and demonstrate respectful behaviour when participating in activities with others; identify personal skills, interests, and preferences and describe how they influence self-identity
ELA K-3: Recognize the importance of story in personal, family, and community identity; demonstrate awareness of the role that story plays in personal, family, and community identity; use personal experience and knowledge to connect to stories and other texts to make meaning; recognize the structure and elements of story; engage actively as listeners, viewers, and readers to develop understanding of self, identity, and community
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