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The Story of the Weeping Camel

Activity 2: Responsibilities

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The Story of the Weeping Camel is a true story about two families. There is the human family, who live in the Gobi desert and tend animals and there is a family of camels. Their two stories become intertwined when the mother camel rejects her baby and the two sons of the family have to find help to make her accept him so that he won’t die.

If families are to stay happy and healthy, each individual member has to understand that they have responsibilities.

Each member of the family in The Story of the Weeping Camel knows that they have a responsibility to look after:

  • each other (to love, nurture and care for one another)
  • the animals that they look after (to feed and care for them)
  • the world around them (to respect nature and adjust to the harsh conditions that they live in).

The two sons of the family, Dude and Ugna, feel so responsible for their animals, that they volunteer to ride to the city on their own (which is miles away) in order to find a musician who will be able to make the mother camel love her baby again.
Make a list of the responsibilities that you have:

  • to your family
  • to your friends
  • to animals
  • to the world around you

Is there someone or something that you would ride across the deserts to help? Draw a storyboard showing a scene of you caring for someone or something that you love.