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Life skills

Grade 2

Robinson crusoe

Module 2


A long time ago there was a man named Robinson Crusoe. He was making a journey by sea. In those days the ships were wooden with many sails. The ship was caught in a terrible storm and was tossed about on the waves. The captain lost control and many of the crew were swept overboard. Eventually the ship was blown onto some rocks and broke up in the rough sea. One man was washed up onto the shore. It was Robinson Crusoe.

When he regained consciousness, Robinson saw that he had landed on a sandy beach. He saw the wreck of his ship stuck fast on the rocks. When he felt better he swam out to the broken ship and managed to find food and all sorts of useful things. He also found the captain’s dog.

Over the next few days he built himself a shelter with the wood from the ship, using the tools he had found. He needed protection from the weather and wild animals.

He had also taken a gun and, armed with this, he had searched until he found a fresh water supply. He found berries growing and other fruit. He also shot small animals to eat. Robinson planted some of the seed that he had taken from the ship and made a garden.

Soon he had made a comfortable home. It should have been perfect. Why wasn’t it?

Robinson Crusoe washed up on the beach.

  • Colour the picture.

Who would you choose to have as your companion if you were ship wrecked?

Look at each situation and decide what kind of person he/she should be. Underline your choice.

A deserted island.

You are washed ashore and you see a body next to you. It is your best friend. The two of you decide to explore the place. There are thick bushes at the top of the beach. You are both very scared, but you need to find water.

  1. An unkind friend teases you about being scared and dares you to go in alone.
  2. A caring friend takes your hand and says “Let’s do this together.”

You find some water. You realize you should also try to find fresh fruit or vegetables. All of a sudden you spot a tree with fruit on it. The birds have eaten most of the fruit, but there is one delicious looking piece of ripe fruit.

(a) A selfish friend grabs it first and says “Finders Keepers!”

(b) A friend who knows how to share , says, “It must be safe to eat because the birds have eaten the rest. Let’s share it.”

Then you go back to the beach where you feel safer. It is getting dark and you need to find somewhere to sleep.

(a) A thoughtful friend says “Let’s make a place where we can both be together.”

(b) A competitive friend says “Let’s separate and see who can find the best spot.

That night you feel really scared and worried. You wonder if you will ever be found. You imagine all sorts of animals coming after you. You cuddle up to your friend, but it doesn’t help. Suddenly you can’t be brave any more and you burst into tears.

(a) A kind friend will comfort you even though he/she is also scared.

(b) A friend who only cares about himself , will say, “Oh don’t be such a crybaby and go to sleep.”

The next morning a helicopter is flying overhead, obviously looking for you. You both jump up waving your arms and shouting. The helicopter lands and you are saved.

(a) A boastful friend tells the rescuers that you were so scared that you cried and he/she didn’t.

(b) A loyal friend just says that you are both so happy to be found.

Read through your answers and discuss them with your group.

Now write out the qualities you would appreciate in a friend.

  • Draw a picture of your best friend.


Learning Outcomes
LO 2
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT The learner will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and responds to constitutional rights and social responsibilities, and to show an understanding of diverse cultures and religions.
Assessment Standards(Ass)
We know this when the learner:
2.3 lists qualities of a good friend and gives reasons;
CREATING, INTERPRETING AND PRESENTINGThe learner will be able to create, interpret and present work in each of the art forms.
We know this when the learner:
1.1 ( composite ) - responds to stories, games, pictures, poetry and cultural experiences from the immediate environment as stimuli for representation in any art form.


  • Let the children discuss the situation. What did Robinson lack?
  • Lead the discussion to the fact that he had no companionship. What kind of companion would be desirable? After all, he did have the dog!
  • Who would they like to be shipwrecked with? Why? They might choose friend or family. But the qualities in the companion of their choice would also be those of a good friend. The following questions should help the children to arrive at the qualities they would like to have in a friend.
  • Bring the children’s attention to the description of people’s qualities, written in Bold. These qualities can be discussed as well. The children may also have other adjectives to describe the qualities, which are revealed in the situations below.
  • Once they have identified these qualities, they may write them out under the title ‘A good friend is…….’ . This could be in the form of a poster.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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