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ERIC Number: ED334580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr-5
Pages: 77
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Multicultural Folktales: A Golden Mine of Literature.
Mehta, Lila
This paper asserts that multicultural literature must not be set aside as "other" literature, or worse, be dismissed as second class literature. The paper argues the intrinsic value of multicultural literature, and outlines class and individual activities that show the vast possibilities of stories from around the world. The following materials are included: overheads, stories and ideas for using writing, teacher directed activities, art, dress-up ideas, thinking activities, and music for Cinderella stories from various countries and traditions). Also provided are: a list of tales about giants/ghosts/dragons/witches/wizards/genies; a list of magic pot adventures; a list of flying horse/animals/carpets tales and activities; and information about festivals of lights such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Divali and Kwanzaa. Other multicultural themes the paper suggests are gradparents around the world, wonderful wearable fashions from around the world, and international cuisine. (PRA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Canada; Multicultural Materials
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (69th, Atlanta, GA, April 1-5, 1991).