ERIC Number: ED345573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
The Mountain of the Men & the Mountain of the Women. A Traditional Cambodian Folktale Told in English and Khmer and Teacher Discussion Guide.
Neak, Touch; Lucas, Alice
The Cambodian folk tale "The Mountain of the Men and the Mountain of the Women" is presented in English (left page) and Khmer (facing right page), with an accompanying teacher's guide. The story, told by a 78-year-old Cambodian Buddhist monk, is part of a longer legend about an unmarried queen who changes marriage customs so she can ask a man to be her husband. The teacher's guide offers suggestions for classroom use of the folk story. It begins with specific performance objectives for using bilingual folk tales and some general ideas for integrating literature with language in the classroom. The second section of the guide offers background information about the geography, history, and culture of Indochina. The third section provides background information specific to the story, including information about ties between schools and home in Cambodia, and additional readings. The subsequent section outlines ideas for whole-class and small-group teaching with this story, including pre-reading activities, motivational exercises, and vocabulary development activities. Finally, a student worksheet provides question-and-answer retention, comprehension, and discussion exercises to be used with a tape recording of the story. The tape recording is not included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Cambodian, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Folk Culture, Literature Appreciation, Student Motivation, Teaching Guides, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development
Voices of Liberty, San Francisco Study Center, 1095 Market Street, Suite 602, San Francisco, CA 94103 (the folktale is $7.00; the discussion guide, $6.00; and the audiotape, $7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Voices of Liberty, San Francisco, CA.