ERIC Number: ED183469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Nho Lobo: Folk Tales of the Cape Verdean People. Teacher's Guide.
Nyhan, Patricia; Almeida, Raymond A.
The teacher's guide presents two Cape Verdean folktales, background information, discussion questions, and activity suggestions for grades 4-6. The objective is to teach students about Cape Verde and its culture through folklore. The guide contains five sections. Section I offers a description of Cape Verdean folklore, describes five ways folklore is useful in a culture, and points out what folklore can tell about a culture. Section II presents background information about Cape Verde and its people. Section III contains the first story, "The Biggest Liar," in four parts, with instructions for introducing the story and 4-7 discussion questions for each part. Topics relate to content, cultural and geographical implications, and value judgments. The activity asks students to list the attributes of Nho Lobo with substantiation from the story. Section IV presents the second story, "Storm Coming." The introduction and discussion questions stress Cape Verdean values and speculations as to why these are so. Activity suggestions include acting out the story with different endings, and Americanizing the tale using American characters. The final section compares Cape Verdean and American folklore, particularly animal stories and liar and trickster tales. The student booklet appears in ED 137 152. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: American Committee for Cape Verde, Inc., Boston, MA.
Identifiers: Cape Verde; Ethnic Heritage Studies Program Act
Note: For related documents, see ED 161 773 and ED 137 152