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Helpful Animals and Compassionate Humans in Folklore
Through examining several examples of helpful animal tales from around the world, students will learn about humans living in cooperation with the land and sea and with the beasts that inhabit them.
Legends - The Robin Hood Pages
"The original outlaw behind Batman and Zorro and The Scarlet Pimpernel was a ragged ruffian who might have worn Lincoln Green, whose shadow stretching across the centuries tells us much about our changing understanding of order and honor and justice." Links to a variety of resources.
Using Fairy Tales to Teach the Elements of a Short Story
Familiar fairy tales are used as guides to help students analyze the elements of the short story: plot, theme, setting, point of view, and character. This lesson is designed to use "Little Red Riding Hood" and other classic stories.
Myths, Folktales and Fairy Tales
Standards-based reading and writing activities by grade level. Lessons include rubrics. Be sure to click on the Teachers Guide.
Once upon a Friend: Living Happily Ever After with Pipers, Pigs, and Princesses
Using characters from fairy tales as models, students explore appropriate behavior. This 20-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.
A Pet for Beans from "Jack and the Beanstalk"
This economics lesson deals with the concepts of exchange and barter using "Jack and the Beanstalk."
The Pied Piper of Hamelin and related legends from other towns
Links to several stories.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Robert Browning's version of the story (illustrated by Kate Greenaway) has been scanned, page by page.
Regional Folklore and Mythology
An extensive collection of links to stories from around the world.
A reader's theater script of "The Firebird and Princess Vassilissa" and a handout on mythical creatures that make up Russian folklore such as the Domovoy, Leshii, Rusalka, and Baba Yaga. Access to both resources requires Adobe Reader.
Texts of the story from 5 different cultures.
Special Topics in Folklore and Mythology
An eclectic set of links regarding archetypes, myths, legends, and other topics.
Sur La Lune Fairy Tales
A portal to texts of fairy tales and folk tales.
The Three Little Pigs: Homonym Practice
Practice with there , their , and they're .
This lesson uses "The Three Little Pigs" to motivate students to think and reason mathematically in a number of ways. Students develop reasoning skills and identify similarities and differences through the use of Venn Diagram. Spatial reasoning is also emphasized in this lesson.
A "Tail" to Tell
Students write a sequel to the original The Three Little Pigs story or a fractured version of it.
A Togolese Tale: The Big Fire
Designed for high school, this lesson asks students to examine the universal nature of folk tales and evaluate the meaning of a tale told in Togo. Includes a link to the narrative.
Unicorns, Dragons, and Other Magical Creatures
By drawing upon young students' interest in magical things, these activities encourage students to explore similarities and differences in traditions and symbolism that exist in cultures around the world and to understand how different social meanings are embedded in make-believe creatures.
Using Fairy Tales to Debate Ethics
Designed for grades K-8, this lesson uses "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Puss in Boots," and Tibetan folk tale "From the Elephant Pit" to get kids thinking about and discussing ethical issues.
Word Wall: Fairy Tale Words
Ready for you to print and use: words related to fairy tales. This 6-page document requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.
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