Wolf Brother

Wolf Brother literacy theme day for schools

Michelle Paver and the Deer Mage at the launch of Wolf Brother literacy theme day at Chiltern Open Air Museum.

Wolf Brother literacy theme day

The Wolf Brother Theme Day is a literacy based theme day which centers around the Wolf Brother story by Michelle Paver. The aim of the day is to enrich the children’s imaginations as they meet characters inferred from the Wolf Brother story. Through these meetings the children are able to gain some understanding of  what it was like to live during the Stone Age era.  The practical aspects of this theme day have been created to fashion an impacting, high quality, learning experience.

Staff at the Museum have created the atmosphere of the story using the Mesolithic site and beautiful woodlands on the Museum’s grounds. Children are asked to ‘walk into the story’ and ‘live in it’ as they meet characters inferred from the Wolf Brother story.  Through these meetings children gain some understanding of what it was like to live during the Stone Age era. They meet with the Deer Mage in his secret camp and create a totem to protect themselves against the huge evil, killer bear who is hunting Torak. They also meet with a Stone Age hunter who shows them the high value and significance placed on each part of an animal. Finally, they create a Stone Age replica weapon or a ‘journey stick’ as they travel through the Museum grounds and woodland following the steps of Torak’s wolf cub and his ‘wolf speak’ descriptions.

During the day children will:

  • Meet with the Deer Mage in his secret camp and create a totem to protect themselves against the huge evil, killer bear who is hunting Torak.
  • Meet with a Stone Age hunter who will show the high value and significance placed on each part of an animal.
  • Either create a Stone Age replica weapon or create a journey stick as you travel through our grounds and woodland following the steps of Torak’s wolf cub and his ‘wolf speak’ descriptions.

‘We learnt how empowered children felt when a story context was explored and brought to life for them and saw that this ‘empowering’ really made an impact on the quality of their writing, so we’re delighted to be able to offer this unique opportunity to schools.’ Cathy Silmon Learning Officer Chiltern Open Air Museum

The Story

The Wolf Brother story is set six thousand years ago.  Evil stalks the land, and only twelve-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it.  Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined.

In this page-turning, original, and spectacularly told adventure story, Torak and Wolf are joined by an incredible cast of characters as they battle to save their world, in this first book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series.

‘Like other great children’s books which also entrance adults, Wolf Brother conjures up an utterly believable, yet original world where the story grips you to the very last page.’ Sir Ian McKellen

 

Further Information

Wolf Brother school literacy theme day printable pdf
Wolf Brother planning for teachers
Tips for a school visit to the Museum
Education contact form
All school workshops

 

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