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Themes: Social media, friendship, online, communication
Themes: Loneliness, Care, Sadness, Loss, Death, Paradise, Robots, Artificial Intelligence
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Themes: Honesty, lying, friendship, care
Themes: Beauty, truth, identity
Themes: Friendship, change, conformity, coercion
Show the picture to the children and pause for a few seconds. Ask what’s wrong and get them to explain how it should be different and why. Browse also for chocolate teapot, upside-down tree and square tomatoes.
This can open up talk about kings, queens and democracy. Would it be sensible to have two kings and two queens? And could a child really be a king or queen?
Is it art or not? What constitutes art? Does this help elephant conservation? Lots of questions from all ages guaranteed with this subject.
Do you think it would be a good idea to have a robot visit your classroom? If you had a class robot, what would you have it do? Should you call it a boy’s name or a girl’s name? Or just make one up?
These weird creatures will provide interest and some hilarity too but which would you rather have as a pet? You could discuss how animals are adapted and then try and choose the best animal to be a teacher or fire, ambulance or police person. https://www.boredpanda.com/strange-animals/