“Who’s bad? Exploring Young Children’s Perception of Heroes and Villains in Literature”

Silvia Monsalve, First Grade, Oaklawn Language Academy

Final Unit(pdf)   Implementing Teaching Standards(pdf)


This Curriculum Unit is intended to have first graders explore supernatural figures from given stories by implementing some theater techniques, so that students are led to develop a better understanding of “good” and “evil” as depicted in the inner theatre of the brain. Students will engage in research/activities that make them aware of how some standard concepts can be unfair to certain people. By considering different perspectives of situations, learners will be encouraged to move from stereotypes (of good and evil) to develop more compassion towards others and make better choices socially, emotionally and academically.