The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper

golden-ruleTolerance is the word that depicts the main idea of this book.  The voice of a grandfather explains the golden rule to his grandson.  He quotes the rule from the perspective of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and Shawnee Native Americans.

Kindness toward others is a theme of friendship.

Students could dissect the different point of views of each religion and compare and contrast them.

Voice is also a strong element of this book.

Students my draw the conclusion that the Golden Rule is an element of many religions.

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