Program Overview

Start With a Story I Am Human Overview

Start with a Story: I Am Human

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 Human

The central message in I Am Human is that we are all connected in our humanity. The lessons in this pack explore that message by having students practice listening and paying attention to each other, the foundation of empathy. Students also explore their own humanity by reflecting on their abilities to make choices and create meaningful things.

Start with a Story: I Am Human is a wonderful way to start the conversation of how we show up in the world as humans and how to be our best, most creative selves. We hope you enjoy it.

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