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  School:

Intermediate

School 237

 
  Location:

Flushing, Queens,

New York City

 
  Grade: 8
 
  Disciplines: Theatre
Visual Art
Language Arts
 
  Description:

Students use folk

tales as the basis for crafting original theatre pieces.

 
 

 

 

Additional Resources

Selected Unit Materials

All Around the World — Folk Tales for the Digital Age: A unit plan including objectives, history, and timeline (PDF)

Print Resources

Ragan, Kathleen, & Yolen, Jane. Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales From Around the World. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2000. ISBN: 0393320464

Raspanti, Celeste. I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Woodstock, Ill.: Dramatic Publishing Co., 1971. ISBN: 0871292769

Stern, Anita. World Folktales - An Anthology of Multicultural Folk Literature, Teacher’s Guide. Chicago: National Textbook Publishing Group, 1994. ISBN: 0844207829

Walker, Lois. Readers Theatre Strategies in the Middle and Junior High Classroom. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Meriwether Publishing, 1997. ISBN: 1566080274

Yolen, Jane. Favorite Folk Tales From Around the World. New York: Pantheon Books, 1988. ISBN: 0394751884

Web Sites

The Alma Project: A Cultural Curriculum Infusion Model
http://almaproject.dpsk12.org/stories/storyReader$22
Rich curriculum including the creation and dramatization of folk tales and the comparison of folk tales from diverse cultures

Story Arts Online
http://www.storyarts.org/index.html
Dedicated to the art of storytelling, including stories, plots, lesson plans, activities, links, and classroom resources

Storynet: National Storytelling Network
http://www.storynet.org/
Bringing together and nurturing individuals and organizations that use the power of storytelling in all its forms

Tim Sheppard’s Storytelling Resources for Storytellers
http://www.timsheppard.co.uk/story/index.html
An extensive collection of annotated and categorized storytelling resources

Elements of Folk Tales
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/lessons/grade-5/Tall_Tales_Today.aspx
A unit in which students read traditional folk tales and view filmed versions of those stories

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