Reflections of Culture: Fairy Tales from Around the World
This dynamic, high-interest teaching bundle will present to students the elements of the fairy tale genre and will also illustrate how traditional fairy tales have evolved over time.
This resource includes a project webpage created using the New Google Sites! Access to the materials is easy and convenient for teachers and their students!
The project website includes rich images, video clips, and links to all lesson materials.
Students will use the included graphic organizer in order to analyze traditional fairy tales, identify the common elements in the fairy tale genre, and will also examine several traditional fairy tales in order to infer the moral and lesson of the stories.
Links to the text of the traditional fairy tales are provided.
After examining traditional fairy tales, students will learn about fairy tales from around the world. The text from the Cinderella world fairy tales variants are provided for students to read and analyze. The stories chosen reveal the various aspects of life within each country; such as region-specific foods, distinct customs, world celebrations, specific dress, and historical traditions from each of the countries represented.
The Cinderella fairy tale variants include the following world cultural stories:
Korea's Kongjwi and Patjwi, China's Yeh-Shen, Native American’s The Little One, Egyptian Cinderella, Maria and the Golden Slipper from the Philippines, Italian Cinderella, Scotland's Rashin-Coatie, Russia's The Golden Slipper, The Indian Cinderella, Norway's Kate Woodencloak, Vietnam's The Story of Tam and Cam.
Through the study of world fairy tales, students will be able to compare and contrast the world fairy tales to the traditional Cinderella story while identifying references in each story that reflects a distinct representation of culture. The World Fairy Tales teaching bundle concludes with a student project featuring two of the world cultural fairy tales. Students will create an online, interactive poster using the free website Padlet.
Their World Fairy Tales Padlet will feature images, text, symbols, and media files representing the world fairy tales they have chosen to feature. Implementation and teaching notes are also included!
This high-interest resource includes the following materials:
Modern Project Webpage Created with the New Google Sites with All Resource Links;
A Google Slides Presentation with 15 Slides Featuring Fairy Tales Story Elements;
Fairy Tale Elements Quiz or Slide Review with Teacher’s Answer Key;
YouTube video on the Evolution of Fairy Tales;
The Moral of the Story Fairy Tale Activity and Graphic Organizer with Teacher’s Answer Key;
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Folktale Read Aloud Video with Notes;
Notes on World Fairy Tales and Cultural Influences;
Links to 11 World Fairy Tales;
World Fairy Tales Comparison/Contrast Chart and Student Activity;
Student World Fairy Tale Padlet Project;
World Fairy Tale Project Directions and Content Requirements;
World Fairy Tale Project Teacher’s Grading Rubric.
Directions for using and sharing resources are included for Google Classroom, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive users. This resource bundle and project will take approximately 3-5 days to implement.
Students learn about the literary elements presented in the fairy tales genre while also analyzing world fairy tales and identifying world cultural references presented throughout the text of their unique stories!
Please download the preview in order to see more of this dynamic, high-interest teaching resource bundle!
*Note: On 8/11/2017 - This resource was revised so that teachers can copy the fairy tales slide presentation and store the copy into their own Google Drives along with the slide presentation continuing to be viewable by their students on the project website.
Interested in additional Google Drive and Google Classroom resources?
Check out my digital teaching materials
Fairy Tales, Fairy-Tales, Fairy Tale Variants, Cinderella Stories, World Cultures, Themes of Geography, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, GAFE, Google Apps, Google Drive, Google Classroom, G Suite for Education, Microsoft OneDrive, Paperless Classroom, Themes of Geography, World Literature, Literary Genres, Padlet, Technology Project, World History, Global Studies, World Geography, Human Geography, ELA