Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? A Comparison in American Culture

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As part of their study of the Progressive Era, class groups examine a 20th century version of "The Three Little Pigs" through a New Era lens and identify how ideals such as the value of hard work, creativity, and problem solving, etc., are reflected in Brooke's version of the tale.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

Have groups compare Brooke's version of the tale with standard versions and with Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs."

Classroom Considerations

  • The activity presumes class members are familiar with older version of the tale
Pros

  • The packet includes links to Brooke's book, Progressive Era materials, and other related resources
Cons

  • Additional scaffolding may be required for some class members to understand the concept of applying lenses for interpretation
Common Core