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School 237


Flushing, Queens,

New York City

  Grade: 8
  Disciplines: Theatre
Visual Art
Language Arts

Students use folk

tales as the basis for crafting original theatre pieces.




Additional Resources

Selected Unit Materials

All Around the World — Folk Tales for the Digital Age: A unit plan including objectives, history, and timeline (PDF)

Print Resources

Ragan, Kathleen, & Yolen, Jane. Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales From Around the World. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2000. ISBN: 0393320464

Raspanti, Celeste. I Never Saw Another Butterfly. Woodstock, Ill.: Dramatic Publishing Co., 1971. ISBN: 0871292769

Stern, Anita. World Folktales - An Anthology of Multicultural Folk Literature, Teacher’s Guide. Chicago: National Textbook Publishing Group, 1994. ISBN: 0844207829

Walker, Lois. Readers Theatre Strategies in the Middle and Junior High Classroom. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Meriwether Publishing, 1997. ISBN: 1566080274

Yolen, Jane. Favorite Folk Tales From Around the World. New York: Pantheon Books, 1988. ISBN: 0394751884

Web Sites

The Alma Project: A Cultural Curriculum Infusion Model
Rich curriculum including the creation and dramatization of folk tales and the comparison of folk tales from diverse cultures

Story Arts Online
Dedicated to the art of storytelling, including stories, plots, lesson plans, activities, links, and classroom resources

Storynet: National Storytelling Network
Bringing together and nurturing individuals and organizations that use the power of storytelling in all its forms

Tim Sheppard’s Storytelling Resources for Storytellers
An extensive collection of annotated and categorized storytelling resources

Elements of Folk Tales
A unit in which students read traditional folk tales and view filmed versions of those stories

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