Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship celebrates the true tale of an orphaned baby hippopotamus and a 130-year-old Aldabra tortoise, brought together by a tsunami off the coast of East Africa. Students will study the culture of the area and create Kenya-inspired instruments in response to their new learning. Students will explore themes within text, seismic action, and cause and effect while discovering other unlikely friendships around the world.
This module contains the following lessons:
- Vocabulary Graffiti
- Seismic Action
- A Little Bit More
- Twiddle Your Thumbs
- From Beginning to End, You’ll Always be my Friend
- One Thing Leads to Another
- Pick a Pic
- Geometry is All Around Us
- Dare to Compare
- Double Bubble
- Odd Couples
Tsunami, Sanctuary, Wallow, Villager, Kenya, Ecologist, Elder
Note: This module is part of 5th Grade: Series 1. The four modules in Series 1 collectively address all National ELA and Core Arts Standards.