Hans Christian Andersen
Lesson plans and teaching resources

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Andersen Fairy Tales
Classic folk stories and fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen with animation and narration. Featuring cartoons, e-learning, biography of Hans Christian Andersen, and links to the fairy tales. Students can read and listen at the same time.

Danish historian finds unknown Andersen fairy tale
Text of a news article about an early piece of Andersen's writing.

"The Emperor's New Clothes"
Links to the Danish version of the story by Hans Christian Andersen as well as versions from Sri Lanka, Turkey, India, and England.

Hans Christian Andersen
Timeline, themes, and other resources.

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
Students learn about the author and study at least 4 of his stories. This lesson is designed for grades 3-5 and could be adapted for younger students.

"The Little Match Girl"
Follow the links to listen to the story OR to read and listen at the same time.

"The Little Match Girl"
Text of the story.

"The Little Mermaid"
Text of the story.

"The Princess and the Pea"
Text of the story.

"The Tinder-Box" and other stories
Text of 4 stories, with illustrations: "The Tinder-Box," "The Swineherd," "The Darning Needle," and "The Leaping Match."

Text of the story.

"The Ugly Duckling," (adapted by Jerry Pinkney)
Summary, analysis, and 6 discussion questions.

Wonder Stories Told for Children by Hans Christian Andersen
Text of 7 stories including "The Ugly Duckling."