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Honk is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling.” Play write Anthony Drewe was attracted to the message of acceptance and understanding from the story of The Ugly Duckling. He contacted Stiles, with whom he had previously collaborated on two projects, to write a musical based around the story. They expanded on the original story, adding many more characters (including a love interest for the main character.) Hans Christian Andersen’s animal tales are radically different from traditional fables. At first Andersen dismissed his fairy-tale writing as a \"bagatelle\" and, encouraged by friends and prominent Danish critics, considered abandoning the genre. But he later came to believe that the fairy tale would be the \"universal poetry\" of which so many romantic writers dreamed, the poetic form of the future, which would synthesize folk art and literature and encompass the tragic and the comic, the naive and the ironic. In his work, Andersen uses animals to represent different opinions on life in several stories, such as “The Happy Family,” “The Sprinters,” and “The Dung-Beetle.” The stories themselves are closer to satirical sketches of human manners than fairy tales for children. “The Ugly Duckling,” probably Andersen’s best-known story, is one of his many camouflaged autobiographies, echoing the writer’s much- quoted statement: “First you must endure a lot, then you get famous.” 4 | P a g e The animals, including the protagonist, possess human traits, views, and emotions, making the story indeed a poignant account of the road from humiliation through suffering to well-deserved bliss. The lessons in this Study Companion connect the search for acceptance and the discovery of identity with concepts in English language arts, math and science. Mistaken Identity: Ducks, Swans and Multiplication guides students through Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” news articles about an incident with a local swan in New Orleans City Park, all while learning about the “Princess of Polka Dots,” Yayoi Kusama, one of Japan\'s most prominent living artists. Students explore connections between visual art and multiplication and create artwork inspired by Andersen and Kusama. Comparing Stories: Honk, Are You My Mother? and Stella Luna guides students as they investigate the plot of Honk and compare it to two other children’s books with similar themes: Are You My Mother? and Stella Luna. Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” is a story of mistaken identity and selfdiscovery involving a baby swan and baby ducks in a mix up of heredity and family acceptance. In The Shapes of Us, students embark on a journey of personal selfdiscovery, the discovery of how DNA tells a story of heritage. To do this, students will explore heredity and family awareness through the lenses of mathematical sequences and shapes. During this exploration, students will compare mitosis and meiosis and consider mitosis and meiosis as an interconnected sequence of numbers on a number line. They will imagine the number line as their line of ancestors, imagine their inherited physical characteristics (hair color, eye color, etc.) as shapes, investigate the work of artists Betye Saar and Delita Martin, two artists that use shapes and symbols to explore heritage and compare personal traits of their parents with their own. During this lesson, students use their understanding of cell division, shapes and their comparisons of inherited physical traits as references while creating their own assemblage art works inspired by Betye Saar and Delita Martin. This lesson was taught at Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts as part of the JPAS Stage Without A Theatre program.

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  • Mathematics > Algebra
  • Science > Biology
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Ecology
  • Mathematics > Equations
  • Science > General
  • Mathematics > Geometry
  • Language Arts > Grammar, Usage & Mechanics
  • Mathematics > Graphing
  • Language Arts > Listening & Speaking
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Mathematics > Number Sense & Operations
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension
  • Language Arts > Research
  • Language Arts > Story Telling
  • Language Arts > Writing

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  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.2b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.

CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.B.3: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.B.5: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.

CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.2: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.

CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.

CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.

CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.B.3: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies.
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