ERIC Number: ED241008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Using Folktale Films.
Fuchs, Merrill Lee; Gaffney, Maureen
Young Viewers Magazine, v5 n1-2 Win-Spr 1982
A model user's guide for the film, "The Frog King or Faithful Henry," introduces media specialists and educators to the range of possibilities for developing different activities for different objectives and age levels from a single film. An introductory article provides a synopsis of the film, rationale for its choice as a model, a discussion of folklore, and suggestions for using the guide. The bulk of the issue is divided into users' guides for the following grade levels: kindergarten to 4th grade, 5th to 8th grade, and 9th to 12th grade. These guides include activities and discussion questions on the movie and related topics, such as fantasy and reality, animal symbols, characters and conflicts, folklore, realism and illusion, attitudes towards animals, and stereotypes. Six annotated bibliographies cover filmmaking and film use, animals, animals in art, bestiaries, folktales and folklore, history resources, poetry, and related films. The issue concludes with a review supplement of nine films that are either folktale films or that have a thematic relation to "The Frog King." (LP)
Descriptors: Animals, Annotated Bibliographies, Characterization, Elementary Secondary Education, Fables, Fantasy, Filmographies, Films, Folk Culture, Learning Activities, Literary Devices, Models, Resource Materials, Stereotypes, Symbols (Literary), Teaching Methods
Media Center for Children, Inc., 3 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001 (write for price; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
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