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By Vinesh Nambiar

Illustrated by Albert Lalmuanpuia Ralte


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By Vinesh Nambiar Illustrated by Albert Lalmuanpuia Ralte Copyright © 2007 The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without written permission from the copyright owners. Published by The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation. ISBN 978-0-9798986-6-2 ™

changing the world one heart at a time

PEACE

TRUTH

NONVIOLENCE

LOVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS

www.hv4k.org


Everyone was working on their shoebox collages for their group projects at school. Shivam, Paul, and Pranesh were working together on their collage. They were creating a scene from their favorite Adventures in Human Values book.

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Actually, all of the students had been working on their collages for the past three weeks, and they had only two days left before they had to turn them in. Along with the collages, the students had to present a book report at the school’s open house.

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Shivam really wanted to do a good job for his parents, but his group had a lot of work to do. Shivam knew they were behind because their work area was just too messy. The other groups had much cleaner tables, which made it easier to work.

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However, their group had cut up pieces of paper everywhere and glue all over the table. It not only made it hard to work, but it didn’t make them feel good about themselves or their collage.

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Shivam finally had enough. Although he didn’t want to make his partners mad, or hurt their feelings, he had a talk with them. He nicely explained, “Paul and Pranesh, we need to have cleanliness in our work environment because it will help us focus and make us feel better. We’re so behind on our project and our collage doesn’t look good at all. We will be an embarrassment to our families if we have such a messy table and poor collage.”

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Paul said, “I don’t care about the mess or the collage, I’m concentrating on our book report presentation.” Pranesh responded, “Paul, the book report is important, but the collage is equally important. Shivam is right. The mess is having a negative effect on us.”

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Paul reluctantly agreed to clean up with Shivam and Pranesh.

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When they finished, they were able to complete their collage in one day. Then they used the extra day to work on their book report.

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In fact, the cleanliness they displayed in their work environment helped them to create one of the best open house displays of the night!

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This book is dedicated to the Love that resides in the hearts of everyone.

108 Steps to Love

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Media that Makes a Difference

The End of Education is Character

Research that can Change the World

Learn more about the projects above at www.hv4k.org/framework . The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting universal human values in children. All products, projects, and programs developed by the organization have this aim in mind and contribute to this end. The organization operates on the premise that there is no solution more effective to solving the problems facing our world than to elicit the innate wisdom that resides in the hearts of our children. The organization has been built on the foundation of Peace, Truth, Righteousness, Nonviolence, and Love. Hence, the vision for The Human Values 4 Kids Foundation is to change the world one heart at a time through values that apply to all people at all times in all places.

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changing the world one heart at a time

PEACE

TRUTH

NONVIOLENCE

LOVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS

www.hv4k.org


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The Adventures in Human Values books are simple, yet powerful stories that teach kids about the importance of basic human values. Join Shivam, Khiara, Dorian, Elizabeth, CJ, Julia, Ahmed, Melia, and Keisha as they learn about CLEANLINESS, BEAUTY, UNITY, PERCEPTION, FREEDOM, WEALTH, INSPIRATION, EQUANIMITY, and HELPING in this inspiring seventh series. If we are to change the world for the better, then it must begin in the hearts of our children.

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changing the world one heart at a time

PEACE

TRUTH

NONVIOLENCE

LOVE

RIGHTEOUSNESS

www.hv4k.org

Adventures in Human Values - Stories for Children – CLEANLINESS  

The Adventures in Human Values books are simple, yet powerful stories that teach kids about the importance of basic human values. Join Shiv...

Adventures in Human Values - Stories for Children – CLEANLINESS  

The Adventures in Human Values books are simple, yet powerful stories that teach kids about the importance of basic human values. Join Shiv...

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