Lesson Plan for The Man Who Planted Trees
By Dana Lambert
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change circumstances, the seasons or the wind, but you can change yourself.” --Jim Rohn
Through an exceptional blend of comedy, puppetry and storytelling The Man Who Planted Trees imparts the story of one shepherd’s long and successful single-handed effort to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps near Provence throughout the first half of the 20th century. The Man Who Planted Trees is a captivating adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental cult classic and an unforgettable story that shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world.
These three activities will help students think critically and creatively about environmentalism.
This lesson plan was made possible with the support of the Field Foundation.
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