Global Goals Book Club: Goal 9 Innovation & InfrastructureCiara Norton2021-03-15T20:46:05+00:00
Book: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
This is the story of William Kamkwamba who helped his village by creating a windmill to help bring water to the crops to help them grow so people in his village had enough to eat.
Links to Goal: Goal 9 Innovation and Infrastructure
Sit back, relax and listen to the story! Senior primary can listen to the version of the story below, which is an audio file, and children are encouraged to do the doodling activity below while listening
A version of the book reading, possibly for junior primary students, can be found below:
Once you have listened to the story you are ready to fill out the Character Profile sheet here.
Now get ready to meet William himself describing his project and the impact it had for his family and community:
If you would like to know how William is doing now have a look at the following short video:
Persuasive Writing Activity
If you could choose one thing to change about the world , what would it be? Fill in the persuasive writing activity sheet here.
Now we are moving on to our very own Green-Schools storyteller Arran! Please listen to Arran introducing the book club reading of the month:
And then you can move onto listen to Arran’s story The Glass Cabinet and the Soup Stone
Are you ready for another fun activity? Try out Linda’s activity on how to make your very own windmill:
Last but most certainly not least we are back to Arran who will be demonstrating two innovative solutions to problems that prevent children in some countries to attend school and studying effectively: The Shoe That Grows and the GravityLight:
Finally, we’d love to hear from you. tell us if you liked the story by filling out this quick feedback form:
Don’t forget to check back next month for a new book!