Three-Sentence Overview of this Lesson:
Hopefully everyone remembers the children’s song, “Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?” in which an accuser asks a suspected perpetrator who stole the cookies from the cookie jar. The accused, of course, denies blame and points to someone else, and so it goes…That simple song about blame and denial carries an important and relevant message in today’s society. Modeling Jack Johnson’s modern day song, Cookie Jar, students will find deeper meaning in children’s songs, games or literature and convey that still-relevant meaning in an original modern story. Teachers: Click here to see the entire lesson plan.