How the Peacock Got Its Feathers' themes

Using "How the Peacock Got Its Feathers" for teaching

 

When writing "How the Peacock Got Its Feathers", the authors desired for each individual to glean whatever theme or personal message speaks to him or her after reading the story. 

Nevertheless, if parents or teachers decide to utilize the story for educational purposes,"How the Peacock Got Its Feathers" can be used to cover such themes as:

Bullying
Character building
Forgiveness
​Friendship
Individuality
Insecurity
Isolation
​Kindness
Self-confidence​
Self-identity

Togetherness
Uniqueness

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Character Development: (Creating personal values & actions)

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Acceptance
​Courage
Creativity
Determination
Growth
Humility
Kindness/Thoughtfulness
​Patience
Perseverance
​Resilience
Respect
Self-Control
Self-Discipline
Strength
Truthfulness
​Wisdom

Character Education: (Supportive teaching of a set of ethics, morals & values)

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Acceptance
Appreciation
Caring/Compassion
Citizenship
Conflict Prevention/Conflict Resolution
Cooperation
Courage
Courteousness/Friendliness

Helpfulness
Empathy
​Growth
Honesty
​Humility
Integrity
Kindness/Thoughtfulnes

Leadership/Initiative
Listening Skills/Understanding

Patience
​Respect
​Responsibility
Trustworthiness/Truthfulness

Lesson Plan Ideas

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Actions & Consequences
Bullying/Taking a stand against
Caring for animals/each other
​Cause & Effect
Colors
Emotions/Feelings
Forest animals
Kind word/Kind deeds
Science experiments with mixing colors 
"See something, say something" (Bystander choices/actions)
Types of birds