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
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research the concepts found in the folk poetry of other cultures
Classroom Considerations

  • The referenced maps are not attached
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