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The following are possible academic applications for Pigs Don't Wear Pearls:

Social Studies

Have students read, discuss and sign the Pearl Pledge.

Research and compare/contrast the significance of pearls in various religions and cultures (Hindu, Hebrew, New Testament, Islam)


Reading/Language Arts



  • Vocabulary (ex. advising, aforementioned, gem, rock)
  • Rhyming words
  • Metaphors (pigs, pearls, tailor)
  • Compare/Contrast (Natural vs. Cultured)
  • Colors of pearls: (white, yellow, green, blue, brown, pink, purple, black)
  • Shapes of pearls (round, semi-round, button, drop, pear, oval, baroque and circled)
  • Momme, weight measure used for loose pearls and strands
  • Lengths of pearls (collar, choker, princess, matinee, opera, rope)
  • Creation of pearls
  • Physical Properties (reflection, refraction, diffraction of light)
  • Freshwater and saltwater pearls
  • Natural and cultured pearls