ERIC Number: ED399207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The Rabbit in the Moon: Folktales from China and Japan. A Curriculum Unit for Upper Elementary Grades. Revised.
Young, Jocelyn; And Others
This teacher's guide contains six lessons, including eight folktales, for using folktales from Japan and China in the elementary classroom. Specific objectives, materials, background notes, discussion questions, follow-up activities and a bibliography also are included. Each lesson takes approximately 1-3 class periods but are flexible for use. Folktales serve as resources for learning about other cultures by sharing many basic themes and structures familiar to all and by reflecting customs and beliefs particular to a culture or group of cultures. They expose children to world perspectives and expectations for human behavior that may be quite different, and even in conflict, with their own. Folktales in this guide include: (1) "The Rabbit in the Moon"; (2) "How the World was Made"; (3) "The Old Woman and the Tiger"; (4) "The Monkey and the Pheasant"; (5) "The Funny Little Woman"; (6) "The Grateful Snake"; (7) "The Boy Who Drew Cats"; and (8) "The Golden Axe." Three appendices with introductory materials, a bibliography, and resources conclude the document. (EH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Legends, Literature, Multicultural Education, Social Studies
Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Institute for International Studies (IIS), Littlefield Center, Room 14, Stanford University, 300 Lasuen Street, Stanford, CA 94305-5013.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: China; Japan