Friday, 1 May 2015

Mr. Peabody's Apples - A story about the damage than can be caused by spreading rumours

Thanks to my colleagues at school, I bring you this lovely story by no one else than...Madonna. 


This is a touching story about an admired baseball couach, who is seen by one of his players taking an apple from a delimarket. The boy spreads the rumor that the teacher is a thief and soon enough, the whole town believes it. 
Madonna was inspired by a Hassidic story about "Lashon HaRa". The story is educating, interesting and there's a lot of room for work on vocabulary and follow up writing assignments. 

Resources:


The Narrated story on Youtube,  with the lovely pictures from the book (you can also turn on youtube "subtitles" in English). 


Two versions of the Hassidic story:

"A Pillow Full of Feathers" by Shoshannah Brombacher, who have also painted the lovely painting below.  
"Words as Feathers" by Rebbetzing Malkah.