Sample Lesson Plan - Good-bye Jake
Lesson Four - pages 26-39
To learn about traditions.
To learn about conflicting emotions.
To learn about coping mechanisms.
Teaching the lesson
Each of us will experience events in our lives that are sad. Ask the students to explore ways to overcome sadness. If they have experienced a sad event, how did they deal with the experience? Did anyone help them?
In Goodbye, Jake, Cole and his entire family felt sad about Jake’s death. Discuss how the Memory Garden helped them with their sadness. Do the student’s think this is a good idea? Why or why not?
Why did Cole yell at Jasper?
Why was Jasper scared?
Where did Cole and Grammy go?
Why do you think Cole was a little afraid to go to the Memory Garden?
What was special about the Memory Garden?
Why did Cole think about Mr. Martinez while at the Memory Garden?
What memory did Cole have of Jake?
What memory did Grammy have of Jake?