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EDSITEment: Fairy Tales Around the World

Fairy Tales Around the World, a multi-part lesson plan from the team at EDSITEment, is perfect for elementary-level language arts and social studies classrooms. Here, readers will find six different lesson activities that are designed to help students learn to understand folk and fairy tales and appreciate them both as literature and for their depictions of "universal human emotions." In the first two activities, educators share a range of example fairy tales with students and help them understand the definition of a fairy tale and the genre's common characteristics. Subsequent activities introduce students to the concept of "tale types" that reoccur across multiple cultures, with students taking on the role of fairy tale re-tellers. Students also explore how illustrations can help tell a story and how fairy tales express emotions that transcend cultures. Four downloadable worksheets are provided (under Media & Materials), as are links to multiple free online sources of fairy tales and recommendations of specific stories as examples. This lesson was created for K-5 grade levels, and teachers may wish to split the activities across multiple sessions or adapt them to suit their classroom's needs. A project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, EDSITEment is an extensive database of free lesson plans and other teaching materials.
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February 28th, 2020
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January 9th, 2020 at 3:03pm
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February 25th, 2020 at 8:05am
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