The Elephant and the Blind Men
Lesson plans and teaching resources

"The Blind Men and the Elephant" by John Godfrey Saxe
Text of the poem.

"The Blind Men and the Elephant" by John Godfrey Saxe
This YouTube video (1:44) uses the Saxe poem and simple illustrations. It includes captioning.

The Blind Men and the Elephant
This lesson uses a narrative version of the story. It is designed for grades 3-5 and focuses on point of view and completeness of information.

The Blind Men and the Elephant
This lesson uses a narrative version of the story. It is designed for grades 3-5 and focuses on point of view and completeness of information.

The Story of the Six Blind Men
The story in narrative format, updated for a modern audience.

Middle school lesson plan: 6 blind men and the Elephant
A Perception lesson plan for grades 5-8 with a variety of resources, including a narrative version of the story, KWL, skits, writing tasks, a game, and vocabulary.



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