A Walk Down Memory Lane

Memories… so much of our lives are tied together with bits and pieces of our past.

Whether they make us laugh or cry or are as precious as gold or are rather forgotten, memories can help us cherish the past, look forward to the future, and sometimes make sense of the present.

One of my favorite stories that explores this topic is this delightful children’s book by Mem Fox:

As little Wilfred comes to discover from his friends at the retirement home, memories are many things but most of all they are meant to be shared.

The Learning to Give site has a five lesson unit entitled Sharing and Caring Across Generations that is based in part on Mem Fox’s story.

 

To further explore this topic with your students, you could incorporate the following books and lessons into your class activities:

Tanya’s Reunion, by Valerie Flournoy

Check out the link here for a lesson plan based on the story.

 

 

 

The Keeping Quilt, by Patricia Polacco

Many of Polacco’s stories are based on her memories. Visit her website to learn more about her books and see some activity ideas.

 

All the Places to Love, by Patricia Maclachlan

 

 

 

When I Was Young in the Mountains, by Cynthia Rylant

 

What brings to mind your favorite memory?

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