In this mini-unit, students will compare and contrast three significant versions of the "Cinderella" story. Included is the text, with credits, to the West African version, the French version (traditional "Disney"), and the Grimm/Germanic version.
I have my students read and annotate, complete the attached blank plot diagram for each, and complete the comparison chart analyzing all three versions of the story. All reproducibles for these tasks are included in the file.
This is a great activity for looking at cultural context, thematic elements, and how legends change among cultures.