Looking North Of The Greek World: The Slavic Folk Poetry of The Balkans

Showing how folk poetry keeps alive national heritage is the stated goal of this proposal for a unit on the poetry of the Balkans.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups research the concepts found in the folk poetry of other cultures
Classroom Considerations
  • The referenced maps are not attached
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The unit introduces readers to the history and literature of an often-overlooked culture
  • A pronunciation guide is provided for the Serbo-Croatian names in the poems
Cons
  • No lessons are included that focus of the cultural traditions revealed in the poems
  • The referenced maps are not attached