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 Name||Minority Religion||Characters with Disability||Class Diversity||Gender Diversity||Breaking Stereotypes||Values Covered|
|Dive||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA||Understanding the Environment, Ecology|
|The New Girl||Yes||No||Yes||★★★★||★★★★||Inclusivity, Respecting Others, Empathy, Self-confidence|
|Balkissa Chaibou||Yes||No||Yes||★★★★||★★★★||Motivation, Inspiration, Leadership, Social Justice|
|Stage Fright||No||No||Yes||★★★★||★★★★||Self-awareness, Self-confidence, Overcoming Challenges, Goal-setting|
|Reward Of Discipline||Yes||No||No||★★★★||★★★★||Overcoming Challenges, Friendship, Discipline, Goal-setting|
|Wall-E – The Movie (2008)||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA||Understanding the Environment, Friendship, Kindness, Empathy. Critical Thinking|
|Jadav And The Tree Place||No||No||Yes||NA||NA||Understanding the Environment, Empathy, Kindness, Critical Thinking, Goal-setting|
|Deepa Karmakar – In Perfect Balance||No||No||Yes||★★★★||★★★★||Perseverance, Resilience, Leadership, Motivation, Inspiration, Goal-setting|
|The Grand Patch-up||Yes||No||No||★★★★||★★★★||Friendship, Empathy, Creative Thinking|
|Nellie Bly||No||No||Yes||★★★★||★★★★||Overcoming Challenges, Leadership, Motivation, Inspiration, Social Justice|
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.