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This video is suitable for 5 years old children
Long time ago, the Sun and the Moon where friends. They were always together until they have discovered the Ocean. Each one of them tried to catch the Ocean attention. The Ocean liked the Moon more than the sun, and the Sun has noticed that and searched for revenge. He lifted the Moon and threw him against the wall of the sky. The Moon created millions of sparks which become the stars. Afterwards, the stars searched for revenge and only the Ocean and the Moon convinced them to make peace with the Sun.
Educational potential / Learning Outcomes
To help the participants to understand conflicts and how to solve the conflicts in a peaceful way.
That the revenge will never be a good option and the consequences will arise
To create a peaceful environment in class, where they respect each other and care for each other
Once upon a time, the Sun and Moon were great friends. There was no night because they were always together. Children played the whole day, without feeling sleepy. No one in the world knew anything about beds or sleeping. One day, as they flew together, they saw the Ocean.
She was the most beautiful thing that they have ever seen. The Ocean enjoyed the Sun’s warmth, and Moon’s decorated face. She loved the Moon more than the Sun. Whenever her eyes gazed upon the Moon, she created waves and tides in excitement. This made the Sun very jealous. One afternoon, as the Ocean slept, the Sun did something terrible. He slowly lifted the Moon, and threw him against the wall of the sky! Instead of breaking like glass, the Moon created millions of sparks which couldn’t go out. He called the sparks “stars.” The Stars knew what the Sun had done to the Moon. Angry at the Sun, they formed an army and attacked him! Before they could attack the Sun, the Ocean stopped them with a question.
“Where are you going little stars?” she asked the Stars.
“We have gone to destroy the Sun!” they replied.
The Moon did not want either the Sun or Moon to be hurt or destroyed in a fight.
She loved both of them. This made her think of a plan fast. “I have an idea!” she told the Stars. The Ocean called both the Moon and Sun.
She told them to share their time with her. The Sun would visit her in the day, and the Moon at night.
Both of them were very happy with the idea! This made the Ocean happy too! The Stars followed the Moon everyday, to protect him from the Sun. From that day onwards, people saw the Sun in the day and the Moon at night.
One Lesson Plan
Introduction Activity: The teacher listens together with the students the legends Where stars come from. After the legend ends, the teacher asks the children the following questions to make sure they understand the message of the story.
Who had a great friendship long time ago? What happened after they have discovered the Ocean? The Ocean liked more the Moon or the Sun? What the Sun decided to do to revenge for the fact that the Ocean liked more the Moon than him?
How the Moon manages, with the help of the Ocean to solve the conflict between the stars and the Sun?
Main Activity: Wheel of choice
Introduce to the pupils the Wheel of choice and discuss on each choice that they have when they are in a conflictual situation.
Draw on two A4 paper the moon and the sun from our story and then think about the conflict between the Moon and the Sun and identify from the Wheel of choice what was the decision of the moon from our story. Afterwards, tell them to share a conflict they had in the past without naming with whom they’ve had it and what actions he/she made at that time and what they would change it now. You can invite 3-4 pupils to share their stories. At the end, conclude that we are not alone in a conflict and the best thing to do is to remain calm, take a step back to analyse the situation and afterwards, if they don’t find the solution by themselves, to ask the advice of an adult. Draw the wheel of choice on an A3 paper and stick it on the class wall so children always remember what are their options in case of a conflictual situation at school and at home.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.