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ERIC Number: ED480325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-27
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring World Cultures through Folk Tales.
Dennis, Sarah
Providing students with the opportunity to study different cultures increases their global understanding and helps foster tolerance of cultural differences. In this lesson, grade 3-5 students read folk tales from Japan, Wales, and Africa and depict the stories visually for purposes of retelling. Students also research the countries and share a brief synopsis with the class. During four 30-to 35-minute lessons, students will: read cross-cultural folk tales and depict them visually; briefly research countries using the Internet; present folk tales and their research to the class; gain a better understanding about another country and give suggestions for or initiate more in-depth research. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A research form and a story sequence form are attached. (PM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Japan; United Kingdom (Wales)