ERIC Number: ED476532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-5
Reference Count: N/A
Fairy Tales around the World. [Lesson Plan].
Fairy tales are stories either created or strongly influenced by oral traditions. Their plots feature stark conflicts between good and evil, with magic and luck determining the usually happy endings. While each culture and geographic region of the world has its own body of folk tales and fairy tales, certain themes and motifs tend to be repeated across many cultures and time periods. Universal human emotions such as love, hate, courage, kindness, and cruelty appear in bold, broad strokes on the canvas of fairy tales. This lesson plan for a unit on fairy tales intended for children in grades K-2: cites subject areas, time required, and skills developed; provides an introduction; poses guiding questions; gives learning objectives; provides teachers with ideas about teaching the lesson; suggests (and delineates) six classroom activities; lists resources; addresses National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) standards alignment; and offers two Venn diagrams. (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Fairy Tales, Folk Culture, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Primary Education, Skill Development, Student Educational Objectives, Units of Study
For full text: http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson_index.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.; MCI WorldCom, Arlington, VA.; National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A