Native American Spider Superstitions
Students use reference books to find out more superstitions, where the different superstitions come from, and why they came about. They also write their own spider superstitions.
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How Grandmother Spider Stole the Sun
Students explore U.S. history by reading a Native American tale in class. In this cultural storytelling lesson, students read the story How Grandmother Spider Stole the Sun and discuss the characters and themes of the Native American...
K - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Transforming Anansi Folktales Into Storyboards
Students work in small groups to illustrate a story board of a folktale. They develop the meaning of a trickster as a humor device in folktales by listening to several about Leprechauns and the Coyote of Native American tales. They then...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
Folklore; The Story Of The Milky Way
The young scholars choose and read a Native American Folktale, analyze and sequence the story-line using a graphic organizer, then make a "woven" story blanket (from construction paper) depicting character, plot (including problem) and...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts