Day 1

The Jungle Book Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why do you believe the wolves dislike Tabaqui, the jackal, as much as they do?

    Reasons that the students mention may include (but are not limited to):

    • Specific complaints mentioned by the wolves (such as duplicity and vulnerability to rabies)
    • Irritating behaviors the students observe in Tabaqui
    • Observed differences between the jackal and the wolves (for example, the wolves are communal and organized and the jackal appears not to be)
    • Students who have read "Tiger! Tiger! will have additional reasons to dislike Tabaqui.
  2. 2

    Why does Baloo speak for the man's cub when none of the wolves will?

    We are told that Baloo is an honorary wolf, and can speak for Mowgli...

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