Book 2
Book 2

Book 2

The Flourish books aim to inculcate values, teach life skills, and impart social-emotional learning. Therefore, due focus has been given to making the content as inclusive as possible. Further, we’ve created an Inclusivity Index to map and gauge the inclusive nature of the books. The Inclusivity Index for Book 2 has been given below. For more details about the framework, click here.

Analysis of the Stories

Story NameMinority ReligionCharacters with DisabilityClass DiversityGender DiversityBreaking StereotypesValues Covered
I Can HelpNANoNo★★★★★★Respecting Others, Kindness, Empathy
The Ant And The Green Mung BeanNANANANANAPerseverance, Resilience
Gulli’s Box of ThingsYesNoYes★★★★★★★Recycling, Helping Others, Respecting Others
What’s Neema Eating Today?NoNoNANANA Understanding Nature and Relationship with Food
My Best FriendNANANANANAFriendship, Kindness, Understanding Self
Up – The Movie (2009)NANoNA★★★★★★★Friendship, Empathy, Respecting Elders, Kindness
Bheema, The SleepyheadNANANANANAHelping Others
Grandma’s GlassesNoYesNA★★★★NAHelping Others
I Can Make ThingsNANoNA★★★★★★★★Self-awareness, Creative Thinking
Michelle ObamaYesNoYes★★★★★★★Overcoming Challenges, Motivation, Inspiration, Leadership, Social Justice
Susheela’s KolamNANoNA★★★★★★Curiosity, Perseverance, Exploring your Passion
Gappu Can’t DanceNANoNA★★★★★★★★Inclusivity, Perseverance

Minority Religion – Is a minority religion being represented in the story?
Characters with Disability – Are there any characters with a disability in the story?
Class Diversity – Do the characters in the story belong to diverse social classes?
Gender Diversity – Do the characters in the story represent diversity when it comes to gender?
Breaking Stereotypes – How much is the story trying to break away from a stereotype?
Values Covered – What are the Values covered in the story?

NA – Not Applicable

Analysis of the Exercises

The exercises in this book primarily focus on building vocabulary, grammar and general knowledge with a focus on knowing the self, practising kindness, and understanding nature. The exercises manage to do this through individual and group activities, and fact snippets. The activities use a variety of methods that even extend beyond the classroom and the pages of the book, and focus on building positive habits. Some of the themes highlighted in the exercises are helping others, perseverance, inclusivity, kindness, self-management, self-awareness, understanding the environment, cleanliness etc.

Overview of the Book

Out of the 12 stories of the book, 8 are written by females and 2 by males. In the stories, 7 protagonists are females, 5 are males and the animals depicted are a mixture of both. None of the protagonists or supporting characters has a disability. Stories such as ‘Michelle Obama’ shows women pushing defying odds and pushing boundaries tries to actively break gender stereotypes. The book overall promotes peace and equality for males and females, regardless of their race, class, disability, religion, sexual preference, or ethnic background. According to the WHO Gender Responsive Assessment Scale, the book is gender-specific.