Border Legends, Myth, & Folklore
Students examine the narrative forms and tales unique to the U.S.-Mexico border. They discuss the possible sociological meanings of these stories, and then write their own versions to demonstrate that they explain the forms.
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Classical Civilizations: The Rise of States and Empires
History is full of great empires rising to power—and falling into dust. But what does religion and a society's belief system have to do with a civilization's fate? A thorough explanation of the impact of world religions on their...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Traditional Literature: Fables, Fairy/Folk Tales, Legends, Myths
Various fables, folk tales, myths, and legends are listed on these slides to give your learners examples of traditional literature. Plots and details are not included except for a few elements of tall tales, but you could use this before...
5th - 9th English Language Arts
Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales for Grades 7-9
Here is a must-have resource for studying fairy tales, myths, and folktales with your class! It includes instructional ideas, activities, and materials to support a month-long review of these three unique genres of writing.
7th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Elements of the Oral Tradition
Various genres of oral tradition are outlined and defined in these slides. Give your class examples of folk tales, fairy tales, parables, fables, legends, and myths before reading an example of one of these stories. This overview acts as...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Myths, Folktales, & Fairy Tales
Introduce the concept of myths to your class. Using the link to "Myths Around the World," read a story aloud and have learners list characteristics of a myth. Readers then choose their own myths from the site and work in groups to answer...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Folklore in Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God
Learners define folklore, folk groups, tradition, and oral narrative, identify traditional elements in Their Eyes Were Watching God, and analyze and explain the role of traditional folkways and folk speech in the overall literary impact...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts