ERIC Number: ED347505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
From Tales of the Tongue to Tales of the Pen: An Organic Approach to Children's Literature. Resource Guide. NEH 1989 Summer Institute.
Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos. Dept. of English.
Developed from the activities of a summer institute in Texas that focused on "The Odyssey," folk and fairy tale, and folk rhyme, this resource guide presents 50 lesson plans offering a variety of approaches to teaching mythology and folklore to elementary school students. The lesson plans presented in the resource guide share a common foundation in archetypes and universal themes that makes them adaptable to and useful in virtually any elementary school setting. The 13 lesson plans in the first chapter deal with on "The Odyssey." The 25 lesson plans in the second chapter deal with folk and fairy tale (stories are of European, American Indian, African, Mexican American, and Japanese derivation; two units are specifically female-oriented). The 12 lesson plans in the third chapter encompass folk rhymes (most are from Mother Goose). The fourth chapter presents a scope and sequence designed to give librarians a sequential guideline and appropriate activities for introducing and teaching mythology, folk and fairy tales, and nursery rhymes. Each lesson plan typically includes: author of plan; intended grade level; time frame (days and length of individual sessions); general information about the unit; materials needed; and a list of activities. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos. Dept. of English.
Identifiers: Odyssey; Southwest Texas State University