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Aesop and Ananse: Animal Fables and Trickster Tales
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In this unit, students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales ...

In this unit, students will become familiar with fables and trickster tales from different cultural traditions and will see how stories change when transferred orally between generations and cultures. They will learn how both types of folktales employ various animals in different ways to portray human strengths and weaknesses and to pass down wisdom from one generation to the next. Use the following lessons to introduce students to world folklore and to explore how folktales convey the perspectives of different world cultures.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Visual Arts
World Cultures
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National Endowment for the Humanities
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EDSITEment
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Individual Authors
ArtsEdge Media Collection: Stories & Folktales
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A mouse named Frederick; a fish named Swimmy; and elephant named Babar, ...

A mouse named Frederick; a fish named Swimmy; and elephant named Babar, and a lion who would be king. Watch the stories of these characters, told through puppetry. Then learn the stories of Cinderella, as well as American legends Paul Bunyan, John Henry and Pecos Bill.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
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ARTSEDGE
The Baker's Neighbor
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This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help ...

This lesson provides teachers with support for using text-dependent questions to help students derive big ideas and key understandings while developing vocabulary from the modern fable and play, The Baker's Neighbor. In this play, the neighborhood baker Manuel bakes delicious smelling pastries and puts them out for sale each morning, but his neighbor, Pablo, loves to smell the fresh bakery every morning without purchasing any pastries. This irritates Manuel to the point where he feels Pable should pay to smell his baked goods, and Manuel takes his complain to the town judge who eventually offers a ruling that allows Manuel to get the pleasure of "touching" Pablo's gold coins in return for Pable "smelling" the bakery.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
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Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Cleveland District
Author:
Adele Thane
Common Core Curriculum Grade 1 ELA: Listening and Learning Strand
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The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to ...

The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to acquire language competence through listening, specifically building a rich vocabulary, and broad knowledge in history and science by being exposed to carefully selected, sequenced, and coherent read-alouds. The 9 units (or domains) provide lessons (including images and texts), as well as instructional objectives, core vocabulary, and assessment materials. The domain topics include: Different Lands, Similar Stories; Fables and Stories; The Human Body; Early World Civilizations; Early American Civilizations; Astronomy; Animals & Habitats; Fairy Tales; and History of the Earth.

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Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Images and Illustrations
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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New York State Education Department
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EngageNY
Common Core Curriculum: Kindergarten ELA: Listening and Learning Strand
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The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to ...

The goal of the Listening and Learning Strand is for students to acquire language competence through listening, specifically building a rich vocabulary, and broad knowledge in history and science by being exposed to carefully selected, sequenced, and coherent read_alouds. The 9 units (or domains) provide lessons (including images and texts), as well as instructional objectives, core vocabulary, and assessment materials. The domain topics include: Nursery Rhymes and Fables; Five Senses; Stories; Plants; Farms; Kings and Queens; Seasons and Weather; Colonial Towns; and Taking Care of the Earth.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Ecology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Unit of Study
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Cook-A-Doodle-Doo
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In this work of fiction, Rooster and his eager friends set out ...

In this work of fiction, Rooster and his eager friends set out to make strawberry shortcake, a recipe from Little Red Hen's cookbook. Rooster is glad to have help, but none of his friends know how to cook, so Rooster forges ahead to teach the helpers the basics of cooking and baking, with very funny results

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Central Parish District
Author:
Janet Steves
Susan Stevens Crummel
Coyote Places the Stars
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In this story, Coyote builds a ladder to the Heavens and moves ...

In this story, Coyote builds a ladder to the Heavens and moves the stars to make pictures of himself and his animal friends. After viewing the constellations, the animals decree that Coyote is the most clever and crafty of them all.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Erie District
Author:
Harriet Peck Taylor
Elements of Fables
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This lesson focuses on describing the general literary elements in fables. In ...

This lesson focuses on describing the general literary elements in fables. In this particular lesson, students will recognize the key elements of a fable (moral, character, and figurative language).

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Kathy Cook
Tonya Abari
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
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A little boy loses his neighbors dog inside the mysterious garden of ...

A little boy loses his neighbors dog inside the mysterious garden of Abdul Gasazi, who tells the boy that he has turned the dog into a duck. But when the boy returns home he finds the dog waiting for him on the porch. Gasazi was playing a trick on the boy - or was he?

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Anchorage District
Author:
Chris Van Allsburg
The Literature Collection
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The Literature Collection is a multilayered grouping of works in literature and ...

The Literature Collection is a multilayered grouping of works in literature and the humanities. From medieval to modern, scholarly to satirical, there is something for everyone. Diversity rules: there are texts translated from Nordic languages, texts left untranslated from Spanish, poetry old and new, and a rich vein of information about the writer James Joyce. And that's just the beginning! We invite the serious researcher, or the merely curious, to explore what we have gathered, and to return again and again.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Primary Source
Readings
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Little Big Mouse
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This video segment from Between the Lions features Aesop's fable, The Lion ...

This video segment from Between the Lions features Aesop's fable, The Lion and the Mouse, and illustrates how children can learn by talking about a book as it is read aloud. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Looking at Illuminated Manuscripts: Illuminating Fables
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Students will examine a manuscript page from a Flemish bestiary and discuss ...

Students will examine a manuscript page from a Flemish bestiary and discuss how it was used to teach ideas about Christianity. Students will then compare the stories from the bestiary to the fables of Aesop, and culminate with the creation of their own manuscript based on a fable by Aesop.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Masks and Aesop's Fables
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This multi-media visual and language arts lesson offers intellectual, creative, and interpretive ...

This multi-media visual and language arts lesson offers intellectual, creative, and interpretive opportunities through use of books, music and the internet.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Ann Reilly
Mary Beth Bauernschub
The Strongest One
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This is a Zuni play about an ant in the search to ...

This is a Zuni play about an ant in the search to find out who is strongest of all. The ant talks with numerous characters to find out who is the strongest. At the end, he learns the lesson that everything is stronger than something else.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
East Baton Rouge Parish District
Author:
Joseph Bruchac
Tops and Bottoms
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In this trickster tale, Bear and Hare are involved in a gardening ...

In this trickster tale, Bear and Hare are involved in a gardening partnership. Industrious, clever Hare makes a deal with BearÄ Hare and his family work Bear's land and split the crops in half. In the end, Bear learns that he has to do hard work to be rewarded.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Lincoln Parish District
Author:
Janet Stevens
What About Me?
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This fable is about a boys search for knowledge. To achieve his ...

This fable is about a boys search for knowledge. To achieve his goal, the boy barters with characters ranging from a carpet maker to a merchant. At the end of the fable, the Grand Master offers two moral lessons and helps the young man realize that he already has knowledge.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Boston District
Author:
Ed Young
What are Myths?
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This presentation explains the term myths and the other words that are ...

This presentation explains the term myths and the other words that are commonly confused with it: history, fables, fairytales, legends, religion, and folklore. After viewing this presentation, students should have a clear grasp of what each word means and the type of narrative it describes.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Religious Studies
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reference
Provider:
The Cambridge School of Weston
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Jeannette Lee
PhD
Writing an Original Fable
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In this lesson, students will use the steps of the writing process ...

In this lesson, students will use the steps of the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising, proofreading, and publishing) to write and perform original fables as skits.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Kathy Cook
Tonya Abari