Dr. Seuss teaches peace - Free online guides for you 

"If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children." Confucius

The Teach Peace foundation makes available online guides for the below Dr. Seuss books. Our online guides are free and by clicking on the pictures of the book covers, you can purchase the Dr. Seuss books.

The Lorax (themes are conservation, and dangers of greed and valuing things over people) weaves a familiar tale of a good thing gone wrong; the irresponsible ambitious Once-ler builds a huge, thriving business  at the expense of Truffula trees and the creatures who depend on them. Click here for our online parent and educators guide.

(1st - 3rd graders)

 

 

The Butter Battle Book (theme is silly conflicts can escalate into a dangerous situation) was written in response to the arms buildup and nuclear war threat. The threat stems solely from the way Yooks and Zooks choose to eat their bread: butter-side up and butter-side down, respectively. The story ends with a blank page, leaving a cliffhanger ending that is open to interpretation. Click here for our online parent and educators guide.

(5th - 6th graders) 

 

The Sneetches (about us vs. them and anti-Semitism, racism, tolerance). Students are informed that the Nazis often required Jews to wear yellow stars on their clothing to identify themselves as Jewish. Click here for our online parent and educators guide.

(3rd - 4th graders)

 

 

Yertle the Turtle (about tyranny and Hitler's thirst for power). Click here for our online parent and educators guide.

(5th - 6th graders)

 

 

 

 

Horton Hears a Who (treating people with respect and a person's a person, no matter how small). Dr. Seuss wrote Horton Hears a Who to address post-war democratization in Japan (treating Japanese people with respect and really listening to them). Click here for our online parent and educators guide.

(3rd - 4th graders)

 

 

 

Oh, the Places You'll Go! explains you are on your way to great places! The message is today is your day so get on your way! Click here for our online parent and educators guide.

(2nd - 4th graders)

 

 

 

This Teach Peace Foundation program is the product of a high school service learning project led by Timna Medovoy (she was a senior at Davis High School in Davis, California when this innovative program was created in 2009). Book summaries are a combination of information from Seussville.com and changes made to improve this instruction designed to help students become good global stewards.

For more information, please call 530-554-7061 or contact contact@teachpeace.com.