Book 6
Book 6

Book 6

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 6 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
DiveNANANANANAUnderstanding the Environment, Ecology
The New GirlYesNoYes★★★★★★★Inclusivity, Respecting Others, Empathy, Self-confidence
Balkissa ChaibouYesNoYes★★★★★★★Motivation, Inspiration, Leadership, Social Justice
Stage FrightNoNoYes★★★★★★★★Self-awareness, Self-confidence, Overcoming Challenges, Goal-setting
Reward Of DisciplineYesNoNo★★★★★★Overcoming Challenges, Friendship, Discipline, Goal-setting
Wall-E – The Movie (2008)NANANANANAUnderstanding the Environment, Friendship, Kindness, Empathy. Critical Thinking
Jadav And The Tree PlaceNoNoYesNANAUnderstanding the Environment, Empathy, Kindness, Critical Thinking, Goal-setting
Deepa Karmakar – In Perfect BalanceNoNoYes★★★★★★★Perseverance, Resilience, Leadership, Motivation, Inspiration, Goal-setting
The Grand Patch-upYesNoNo★★★★★★★★ Friendship, Empathy, Creative Thinking
Nellie BlyNoNoYes★★★★★★★★Overcoming Challenges, Leadership, Motivation, Inspiration, Social Justice

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 grammar and vocabulary with a focus on knowing the self, understanding the environment, and exploring the world. 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 self-management, and interpersonal relationships. Some of the themes highlighted in the exercises are understanding diversity and different cultures, gender disparity, conflict resolution, mental and physical health, understanding environmental conservation, waste management etc.

Overview of the Book

Out of the 7 stories of the book, 5 are written by females and 2 by males. In the stories, 7 protagonists are females, and 3 are males. None of the protagonists or supporting characters has a disability. Stories such as ‘Balkissa Chaibou’, ‘Deepa Karmakar’, and ‘Nellie’ strongly break gender stereotypes by showing women defying odds with perseverance, courage and leadership. They become pioneers and refuse to accept the system that oppresses them. ‘The New Girl’ also depicts North-Eastern culture that is largely ignored in the mainstream. 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.