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24 resources with the concept african folktales

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The Lion King—The Broadway Musical Study Guide

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Musicals have been adapted from stage plays, novels, and movies. With The Lion King, Disney transforms its animated film into show-stopping, live-action musical theatre. The guide Disney provides to accompany a study of the award-winning...
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Anansi and the Pot of Beans

For Students K - 4th
Why don't spiders have hair? Anansi and the Pot of Beans tells the story of Anansi visiting his grandmother and her irresistible pot of beans that Anansi can't help but taste. FInd out what happens next!
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Teacher Kit Unit 1

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Nine lessons makeup a unit designed to reinforce grammar and vocabulary through practice pages based on readings of African folktales. Each lesson consists of a mini lesson, a vocabulary review, and a worksheet. Topics include...
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Tears of Joy Theatre Presents Anansi the Spider

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Accompany the African folktale, Anansi the Spider, with a collection of five lessons, each equipped with supplemental activities. Lessons offer multidisciplinary reinforcement in English language arts, social studies, science, and arts...
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Anansi the Spider Paper Collage: Folktale of the Ashanti People of Africa

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young artists explore elements of an African folktale called Anansi the Spider. By studying the geometric patterns in the story, children note the colors and shapes that are used. From here, class members create a patterned spider web...
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Anansi Goes To Lunch - First Grade

For Teachers 1st Standards
Greed is the theme of this collection of multidisciplinary activities. As a class, read The West African folktale, Anansi Goes to Lunch by Bobby Norfolk, and take part in a grand discussion about it's plot and theme. Reinforce the theme...
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Anansi Goes to Lunch - Kindergarten

For Teachers K Standards
Greed is the theme of the West African folktale, Anansi Goes to Lunch and this multidisciplinary collection of lessons. First, scholars listen to a read aloud and participate in a grand conversation about the book's key details and...
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Anansi and the Tug o' War

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Combine art, math, language arts, drama, and delicious Jell-o with a instructional activity based on the African folktale Anansi and the Tug o' War. Kids make predictions and discuss plot points of the story before joining in...
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The Clever Monkey

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Your clever kindergartners will enjoy a series of activities based on the West African folktale, The Clever Monkey, adapted by Rob Cleveland. They sequence the story with pictures, copy sentences, illustrate idioms about cats, and taste...
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The Clever Monkey Rides Again

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Use a West African folktale to practice several different skills in your first grade classroom. Learners read The Clever Monkey Rides Again and focus on rhyming words, reading comprehension, measurement, art, movement, and word order.
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Anansi And Turtle Go To Dinner

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
That tricky Anansi! Join him and Turtle in the story Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner by Bobby and Sherry Norfolk, based on the African folktale. Kids answer comprehension questions and sing songs about spiders before creating spider webs...
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Retelling the African Folktale Abiyoyo

For Teachers K
Act out the African folktale Abiyoyo. Kindergartners listen to the tale and discuss the characters, dressing as their favorite characters in order to retell and perform Abiyoyo using props. They will gain an understanding of story...
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Folktales from Around the World

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Compare and contrast folktales with a instructional activity that spotlights three commonalities among those from different cultures. A whole-class discussion about folktales leads the way to a group activity that challenges scholars to...
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The Talking Goat

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and analyze an African folktale. They read and discuss the folktale, analyze a map of Africa and Liberia, complete a worksheet, answer discussion questions, and analyze the patterns and analogies of the folktale.
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African Myths

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students discover the role of storytelling in the African culture. In this multicultural lesson, students discuss the elements of the African myth and record them on the board. Students visit an African folktale website and read examples...
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The Mwindo Epic: Crash Course World Mythology #29

For Students 7th - 12th
A murder scepter, banana beer, and a superhuman newborn. Welcome to the 29th installment of the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology series! Scholars explore the Mwindo epic, an oral tale from the Congo about Mwindo's journey to the...
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Anansi Goes to Lunch - Pre-Kindergarten

For Teachers Pre-K
In a multidisciplinary lesson plan, you will focus your instruction around the West African folktale, Anansi Goes to Lunch by Bobby and Sherry Norfolk while your little learners sing songs, play games, participate in a grand...
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African Folktales

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students study the elements of folktales. They write, perform and produce their own African folktales using camcorders and movie software.
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Stories of Hope: Dragonfly and Mosquito

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore folktales. In this folktale lesson, students read and discuss elements of a folktales. Students create their own folktale with all elements and illustrate their writing. 
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Drama and African American Folktales: Addressing the Social Development Needs of My Students

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders develop cultural awareness of their heritage, therefore building their self-esteem. They discover the link between learning and social skills and recognize that learning is an integral part of their lives. The recognize...
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Similarities Between African Folktales And French Folktales

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study the importance of the Storyteller in ancient times as well as in modern times. They realize that this is an art essential to the development and evolution of the mind and that today more than ever we need to rely on...
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Readers' Theatre with African and Chinese Folktales

For Teachers 4th
Students investigate genre of folklore, specifically African and Chinese folktales, and script and perform folktales with examples from The Magic Brocade and Fire on the Mountain. Seven lessons on one page.
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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students appreciate African folktales, make "connections" between geography and literature, and research facts about Africa's animals and present findings through art and writing.
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African Art and Personal Adornment: African Folktales

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students write a folktale based on an African adinkra symbol. They research its meaning and relate it as the theme.