|Feathers and Fools*
||Government/Arms Race Parable
||Peacocks and swans do not communicate with each other;
they are fearful and distrustful and as a result each side builds
up an "arsenal" and destroys each other. A baby peacock and swan
decide to become friends and focus on their similarities rather
|If I Were Queen of the World
||Authority/Limits To Power
||Queen is very powerful and self-indulgent; only the
love of her little brother can reign in some of her unchecked
and abusive power.
||Two friends are always competing with each other;
teacher devises a way for girls to sort through their conflict
by utilizing strategies and rules.
|Too Many Tamales**
||Child fears she has lost her mother's diamond ring;
children eat tamales to find ring but mother has it all along.
|We the People: The Constitution of the United States
||Preamble of Constitution
||Author provides overview of Constitutional Convention
and ratification, then uses illustrations to make each phrase
in the preamble come alive for children.