Tall Tales is a wonderful way to introduce either U.S. geography or certain periods in American history. Each story has a link to a particular period of time. This is a wonderful way of integrating the historical topics with a humorous story written for an about that time. There continues to be a great need to have students understand the various types of folklore, and that information was not always included in the student’s literature book. Students need to know these differences in legends, fables, fairy tales and tall tales. This book contains stories, information, questions and activities. Some questions will require research to be done by the students. The lessons can be modified. This book can be used in a variety of ways, as a total teaching book or as a supplement to literature and history textbooks. This book may be used strictly as a reference book for teachers or to supplement a Tall Tales unit for students.
The content of this 64-page activity book includes: Teacher Instructions, Answer Key and Tall Tales about: Once Upon a Time, What Makes a Tall Tale, Davy Crockett, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, Mike Fink, Stormalong, Pecos Bill, Febold Feboldson, Paul Bunyan, Babe, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, Mose Humphreys, and Joe Magarac.