Subject:

Culture

Thematic Scenario:

Fairy Tales

Contexts\Outcomes:

Students provide, obtain and convey information about fairy tales, demonstrate an understanding of fairy tales from selected cultures, and apply this knowledge to their own culture.

Learn from Selected Countries/Cultures:

Cultural background information
Background information regarding typical fairy tales from selected culture

Strategies:

Class Activities:
Students read fairy tales from the selected culture.
Students discuss fairy tales from the selected culture.
Graphic Organizer:
Students use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast themes, settings, characters, etc. of fairy tales from the selected culture.
Students use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast common versions of the same story in various cultures.
Pair Activities:
Student pairs create a fairy tale dialog and practice depicting the roles.
Cooperative Learning:
Student groups perform their favorite selected culture fairy tale depicting theme, setting, characters, etc. Rubric might include sets, props, performance, written dialogue, costumes, creativity, self-evaluation.

Assessments:

Class Participation:
Students receive participation points for reading, discussion, and comparison of fairy tales meeting specific checklist criteria.
Final Project:
Students perform their favorite selected culture fairy tale meeting specific rubric criteria.

Resources:

Internet research/resources
Library research/resources
Authentic cultural materials
Videotapes