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 Name||Minority Religion||Characters with Disability||Class Diversity||Gender Diversity||Breaking Stereotypes||Values Covered|
|I Can Help||NA||No||No||★★★★||★★★★||Respecting Others, Kindness, Empathy|
|The Ant And The Green Mung Bean||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA||Perseverance, Resilience|
|Gulli’s Box of Things||Yes||No||Yes||★★★★||★★★★||Recycling, Helping Others, Respecting Others|
|What’s Neema Eating Today?||No||No||NA||NA||NA||Understanding Nature and Relationship with Food|
|My Best Friend||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA||Friendship, Kindness, Understanding Self|
|Up – The Movie (2009)||NA||No||NA||★★★★||★★★★||Friendship, Empathy, Respecting Elders, Kindness|
|Bheema, The Sleepyhead||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA||Helping Others|
|Grandma’s Glasses||No||Yes||NA||★★★★||NA||Helping Others|
|I Can Make Things||NA||No||NA||★★★★||★★★★||Self-awareness, Creative Thinking|
|Michelle Obama||Yes||No||Yes||★★★★||★★★★||Overcoming Challenges, Motivation, Inspiration, Leadership, Social Justice|
|Susheela’s Kolam||NA||No||NA||★★★★||★★★★||Curiosity, Perseverance, Exploring your Passion|
|Gappu Can’t Dance||NA||No||NA||★★★★||★★★★||Inclusivity, Perseverance|
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.