Lesson 7: Africa

The second largest continent is Africa. Africa is also the second most populous continent with a population of over a billion people. There are fifty-four independent countries in Africa. Africa is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, …

Lesson 6: The Story of a Butterfly

A butterfly lays a tiny green egg on a leaf. The egg sticks to the leaf even in the wind and rain. Inside the egg is a little caterpillar. After a week it begins to move, and splits the shell …

Lesson 5: A Visit to the Doctor

One morning I woke up with a sore throat. When I swallowed, I felt great pain. I had a terrible headache too. My mother decided that I should skip school that day. She was going to take me to see …

Lesson 4: Importance of Reading

Before the invention of printing, books were hand-written. They were very few in number and difficult to get. Popular novels were serialized and readers eagerly waited for installments. Families read together regularly; parents read to children. A book was enjoyed over …

Lesson 3: Friendship

Harry’s Restaurant Gulzar loved telling jokes that were not too funny, but his friend Harry thought that they were hilarious. Harry always laughed so hard that tears rolled down his cheeks. One day Gulzar asked his friend, “Do you want …

Lesson 2: The Story of Edmund Hillary

Edmund Hillary was born on July 20, 1919 in Auckland, New Zealand. As a young child, he lived in a tiny village. He described himself as “a small and rather lonely child.” Indeed, he was shy and studious, often buried in books. He …

Lesson 1: City and Village

Sushma lived in the city. Each night, she fell asleep listening to different sounds. Loud music played outside her window. A train rumbled down the tracks. Sometimes a fire engine or a police car zoomed by. One day, her family moved away from the …