Generosity of Spirit Folktale
High schoolers read the Australian Aboriginal folktale, The Secret of Dreaming, and describe what the tale reveals about the culture of the Aboriginals and explain mankind's permanent responsibility as a caretaker of the land.
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Learning to Give: Generosity of Spirit Folktales
Students read two Inuit folktales about life and death. In this language arts activity, students study the models of giving found in these Inuit tales about life, death, grief, sacrifice, and generosity. As the class reads these tales,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed