Have you ever been told that you could not do something based on a factor such as your age? Did that stop you from doing what you wanted? What should you do when someone tries to stop you from doing something you dream of doing?
Honesty- In various cultures and across different time periods, gender discrimination was strong and everyone accepted it. How does this make you feel?
Empathy- Have you ever been told that you were not allowed to do something you felt strongly about based on a factor that you couldn't control, such as age or gender?
Advocacy- How can you take a stand for someone being discriminated against or bullied? How can you support others in their dreams and desires? Everyone faces difficulties based on factors they cannot control.
Action- Create a poster that shows how you can support others in their hopes and dreams.
Book reivewed by McKenna Waldroup, Ohio Northern University teacher candidate.
Have you been in a scary situation because you were really sick? What did you do to feel better?
Honesty- Frida had a tragic life and spent a lot of time in a hospital as a child and young adult. What do people do if they can't afford to go to a doctor or use a hospital if they're sick or injured?
Empahty- How do you think Frida felt when she was sick and hurt? Explain. How do you think she felt when she was able to continue her life in a full way? Explain.
Advocacy- Find out about children in the U.S. and in other countries that need professional health care. How does treatment in different countries compare? Which countries give children the best chance at recovery and living a healthy life. You can use the link to help you get started in finding out about the cost of health care.
Action- As a class, find ways to support people who are recovering from an illness or injury. You can make care packages with letters or cards of encouragement, and add small tokens. How do organizations like the Red Cross help with wide-scale disasters that can include injuries and illnesses? Click on their name to find out more.
Book reivewed by Madison Pauff, Ohio Northern University teacher candidate.
What do you think it would be like to come to a country where you knew almost no one, where the people spoke a different language than you, and very different customs? What are some reasons that you would consider leaving your country?
The questions and framework come not from the book, but from a video that is linked here in which author, Yuyi Morales is interviewed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We9hxsG807A
Connecting sociology concepts to this book seems to be too far from its intended use.
Some people who had a lot of money and powerful positions did not think Martin was important because he was poor. What do you think?
When you tell a story, do you think about the other person’s view?
Do you have a relationship with someone in which you both help each other? If you do, describe the ways you have helped each other.
How easy is it/would it be to learn a new language just to understand the teacher at your school?