We just finished the amazing second book in the Chronicles of Narnia series, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis. Students were captivated by the fantastical adventures of Edmund, Lucy, Susan, Peter, and all the characters they met when they stumbled through an old, dusty wardrobe and into a snowy, wooded land called Narnia.
To wrap up this unit, students chose from four options to create a culminating project. Many students drew fun and creative cartoons including 20 events from the story and dialogue. We got a kick out of seeing all the different cartoons and the events that students chose to include.
Other students made an original map of Narnia. So many kids went above and beyond to make their map appear old, tattered, and authentic. They included lots of important landmarks from the story and some creative ideas of their own.
Others still whipped up a batch of Edmund’s favorite treat, Turkish Delight. We stuffed ourselves silly with this sweet treat. Fortunately, it was not enchanted so none of our students are under the hypnotic charge of the White Witch
Finally, one group of wonderful students gave an outstanding performance of a scene from the book and included a one-page script that they had all rehearsed and memorized. These kiddos did an excellent job of entertaining us with the engaging scene including Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and the four children.
We had so much fun with these projects and, most of all, reading this classic and beloved novel. Many students are dying to read the next book in the series. Stocking stuffer?
Hey Kids – who was your favorite character in the story? Why?