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This unit study includes lessons and activities based on the book The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilland.
As young Ahmed delivers butane gas to customers all over the city of Cairo, he thinks, I have a secret. All day long, as he maneuvers his donkey cart through streets crowded with cars and camels, down alleys filled with merchants’ stalls, and past buildings a thousand years old, Ahmed keeps his secret safe inside. It is so special, so wonderful, that he can reveal it only to his family, only when he returns home, only at the end of the day.from The Day of Ahmed’s Secret at amazon.com
This marvelous story serves as the base for all of the social studies, language arts, science, math, and art lessons found in our free The Day of Ahmed’s Secret unit study.
Thanks to Denise Gregson for preparing this The Day of Ahmed’s Secret unit study.
The Day of Ahmed’s Secret Unit Study Lessons
Here is a sample of the lessons found in this The Day of Ahmed’s Secret unit study:
Character: Patience and Responsibility
Ahmed exercised his patience as he waited all day to tell his secret to his family. We all have trouble waiting for things at times. Does it cause you to easily get distracted from your responsibilities? Ahmed was excited and anxious to share his secret but he still remained faithful to the tasks he was responsible for. Ahmed felt proud of the help he could give his family and his family relied on him.
Language Arts: Book Title
Before you read the book the first time, ask your child to guess what Ahmed’s secret could be. Everyone loves to learn secrets so the title may cause the reader to be curious enough to read the book. Notice how the illustration on the book cover stretches across the front and back.
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- Buy a copy of the book, The Day of Ahmed’s Secret, or borrow one from your local library.
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- Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
- Enjoy a week of literature-based learning with your student.
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