Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is a true story about a very courageous young girl who became a heroine to the Japanese people. Throughout her treatments, she displays several character traits that students can look up to or identify with. For this activity, students will create a spider map that depicts 3 of Sadako’s character traits. They must also include text evidence for each trait. Teachers may wish to provide students with a list of traits to look for, or have students discover them on their own!
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Objective: Create a 3 cell spider map of Sadako’s character traits in Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.
Grade Level 4-6
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Character DevelopmentCommon Core Standards