ERIC Number: ED413593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Cultures and Their Stories: Stories from Uganda, Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Korea, Bulgaria, Germany, and Macedonia.
Intended for teachers of middle and secondary schools, this book presents folk-stories to provide readers (listeners) with insight into other cultures. The book is organized into eight sections, each featuring a country or a people. Each section has a divider page (which gives the story title, the country or region of the culture, and a map), a page of contributors information, background material, the folktale or legend, and follow-up information. Sections (countries and contributors) are as follows: (1) Uganda: "A Bride for a Hundred Cows" (Carole Walton); (2) Bolivia: "The Legend of Corn" (Maricarmen Ohara); (3) Sri Lanka: "The Jackal's Judgment" (Margaret Lawrence); (4) Korea: "A Thirst for Knowledge" (Roger Petersen); (5) Bulgaria: "Clever Peter and the Sultan" (Priscilla Howe); (6) Germany: "The Lorelei" (Wendy Welch); (7) Macedonia: "Nasreddin Odjah's Clothes" (Steven Kardaleff); and (8) Exploring Many Cultures. Some sections contain additional cultural information and reproducible pages for student use. A glossary is included. (CR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Multicultural Education, Multicultural Literature, Secondary Education, Story Telling, Tales
Frank Schaffer Publications, Inc., 23740 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90505 (FS-10216: $10.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Identifiers: Oral Literature
Note: Illustrated by Pat Harroll; cover illustration by