Program Overview

Start With a Story I Am Courage Overview

Start with a Story: I Am Courage

Designed for all learning environments, the Start with a Story program ties the works of New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds to hands-on SEL, literacy and STEAM activities. Each lesson pack focuses on one book and includes five or more lessons to inspire creative learning and story activation for students in grades k-5. While teachers can begin with any lesson, we encourage instructors to start with a book reading and an SEL activity and/or the team-building activity before moving onto animation, engineering, and/or journaling.

About Start with a Story: I Am Courage

In I Am Courage by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, the main character recognizes how they can be courageous in life, finding ways to reveal their inner strength.

This message is important for anyone that sometimes feels unsteady or afraid. The lessons in Start with a Story: I Am Courage encourage self-management strategies for those times when we need to find our inner strength, and help build creative skills like embracing challenges and envisioning future goals. We hope you enjoy Start with a Story: I Am Courage.

Note: Licenses to Animation-ish and FabMaker Studio are recommended for two of the lessons. If you would like to purchase autographed books by Peter H. Reynolds visit his online bookshop, The Dot Central.

Annual Access to Curriculum = $50