These lessons are from the year 2020. In this year, after doing many years of straight history, I wanted to look at culture and perspective via folktales. I grew up surrounded by Southern folktales, religious mythologies, and fables, and as I got older I learned the folktales of my ethnic traditions in Ireland, Italy, and Latvia. Storytelling is an important element to every culture and should be celebrated :)
Each story below was either taken from a free public source or I bought the book that goes with it. If you use these lessons, please purchase the appropriate book where appropriate to support these rich and wonderful stories. In respect for these authors and illustrators, any artwork from the book itself has been removed from my lessons. Please note that links to research are provided in the Teacher Notes.
It was also for these lessons that I developed some of my original characters, particularly Leaula. If you use this artwork, please cite me appropriately.
Below you will find a brief intro to each story and then the lesson plans. If you should find any issues or have any questions, there is a place for you to contact me at the bottom of this page.
Anansi and Brother Death
Mirandy and Brother Wind (By Patricia McKissack)
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
Sukey and the Mermaid
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About this page
These are lesson plans written by me using Comprehensible Input. They are not associated with any curriculum, district, etc. I try my best to give credit to my resources, but if I've missed something let me know. As always, I am not perfect. Some of these lessons are a few years old. If you find mistakes or have questions, do not hesitate to reach out.