I recently purchased Vol 1. of a TV animated series called Punky (for under €15) which has 10 episodes. This animated series is perfect for teaching about differences and I fully intend to use it in Junior Cert R.E. and C.S.P.E.
Punky tells the stories of the everyday life of a girl called Punky, who has Down Syndrome. As a child with Down syndrome, Punky lives in the moment. If something isn’t right, or if someone has a problem, Punky will set out to fix it. To Punky, the solution is always simple.
Activities for Punky
Other than Down Syndrome, how is Punky different from any other child?
What personality traits does Punky portray? Are they different from your personality traits?
Make a list of what you have in common with Punky?
What benefits does a programme like Punky have for society?