This lesson plan is based on the book The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. The story is based on a real account of a baby gorilla captured and brought to America to live as an attraction in a shopping mall for 27 years before being liberated and moved to Zoo Atlanta, a large natural habitat for gorillas. Ivan became an icon for increasing awareness of and compassion for animals in captivity and their needs for socialization and natural habitat.
This is an energizing, heart-opening and balancing practice. Great for children ages 4 and up as well as families.