The Blind Men and the Elephant

The Blind Men and the Elephant
A Folk Tale from India

lesson ideas
& activities

Understanding other points of view

For a lesson plan, including six discussion questions and six extension activities, check out this website.  (You'll have to disregard the Peace Corp components).

Blind Men and the Elephant
Discuss the Legend

As we have mentioned, this fable is centuries old and has therefore been retold countless times. Take a few minutes to discuss the age, dispersion, and longevity of the fable. Show different artistic depictions (like the Chinese one at right) and how the message transcends culture.  To find 'talking points, simply Google "The Blind Men and the Elephant" and check regular and image results.

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