Japanese Folktales (Asian Odyssey)

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents this interdisciplinary model unit that asks class members to explore how the same themes are presented in the folktales and art of several cultures.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class groups research the symbols used in various cultures to represent the same motifs and/or themes
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed for the elementary classroom, the resource is appropriate for all grade levels
  • Artwork referenced in the resource can be accessed by performing a Google search by title
Pros

  • The packet contains an extensive list of resources, key ideas and suggestions for enrichment activities 
Cons

  • None