Magic Tree House
Junie B. Jones
In Lions at Lunchtime, Jack and Annie are whisked off to the vast plains of Africa, where they must solve Morgan le Fay’s third magical riddle. But that’s only the beginning! Once the riddle is solved, they still have to get past a pride of lions, a humongous herd of rampaging wildebeests, and one very hungry Masai warrior.
2. Save the Gorillas!: A Letter Campaign Mountain gorillas like Bu-bu and Ho-ho, and their families in Good Morning, Gorillas are on the verge of extinction. Discuss with students the existing threats to these magnificent, creatures, including poaching, habitat destruction, and commercial hunting for meat, trophies, and zoos. Have students mount a letter campaign in which they write to animal protection groups such as The Bushmeat Crisis Task Force, The Fund for Animals, or The Doris Day Animal League on behalf of these apes and their habitat to encourage support of the Great Ape Conservation Bill signed into law by President Clinton in November 2000.
Teaching ideas by Rosemary B. Stimola, Ph.D., professor of children’s literature at City University of New York, and educational and editorial consultant to publishers of children’s books.