If loving kindness be not shown, to friends and souls in pain, to teachers, servants, and one's self, what use in life, what gain?
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In this unit I will examine storytelling through folktales, the stories that originated from the lives and experiences of people — the "folk.
On one hand the vitality of the folktales resides within their social and geographic context. By understanding the land and language, people and places, customs and changes associated with them, we can appreciate their origins and later distributions over time and place.
For these reasons, we will study the background of the folktales to gain cultural information and insights. On the other hand, folktales evolve.
They are not static.
Their fluid nature is their key to survival. Different listeners can be attracted to the same story for different reasons. Whether explaining phenomena, relating news, enforcing laws or instructing children, these stories are told entertainingly.
To explore their entertainment value, we will examine different types of folktales, the relationship between storyteller and listener, and the use of today's technology to preserve and promote storytelling.
I intend to use this unit of study during the month of February as part of our school's celebration of Black History Month. The unit will be a partnership of language arts and technology.
This four-week curriculum is designed for primary students in grades but can certainly be fleshed out for upper elementary students in fourth and fifth grades. The class consists of 30 inner-city students in a multi-age classroom. They have experience using the computer and most of the applications mentioned in this unit.
The reading and studying of African and African-American folktales will help students make connections to their cultural heritage.
They will gain an appreciation of the rich traditions that Africans carried to America during their time of slavery, their efforts to manage relationships in their new environment, and their ability to find humor amid struggles and sorrow. Rationale Storytelling leads children to books, and reading and listening to folktales will lay the foundation for studying elements of literature in a variety of genres.
In "Helping Children Understand Literary Genres," Carl Smith argues that folktales make an excellent and effective starting point for children because they are a clear and uncomplicated form of literature.
Folktales appeal to children. The introduction is uncomplicated, the plot is action-packed and the conclusion is satisfying.
While enjoying the humor, the rhythm and the repetition of these stories, children can relate to the struggles and antics of everyday life.
Folktales invite children to journey to other places and join hands with heroes and heroines who inspire them to be creative, confident and courageous. When good triumphs over evil, their world is safe, secure and satisfying.
To learn how a community's culture is expressed in part through its stories, students will respond to selected folktales. They will come to terms with values by questioning what the characters learned in the story, and if and how it applies to their lives.
They will evaluate why it was important to keep retelling the story. They will develop a sense of culture by identifying the country and language of origin, considering what experiences would lead to a story like this.
They will look into what the relationships in the story reveal by asking how problems were solved, who contributed to the solution, and if this strategy can be useful to us.
They will determine whether the time and place of the story give information about location and landscape while also deciding what part of the story transcends time and place. They are both history and mystery.
As they carry the joys and sorrows, bruises and embraces of the societies in which they dwelt, they give us clues to open the doors to our self.
Today we may read folktales because they are collected in books, but their language still remains folksy, conversational, and often enhanced with regional dialect. Technology and Literacy In today's classrooms, technology is the bridge between instruction and production.
Technology fosters creative and critical thinking for students and provides tools that support their learning across the curriculum. With the right tool for the right task, technology helps students reinforce essential learning skills.
Multimedia projects are an engaging way for students to express their knowledge in any subject area. Software applications are now easy to use, providing students with powerful features.
Students master basic skills, such as researching, reading, writing, speaking and listening.Rabbit-Proof Fence tells the true story of three Aboriginal Australian girls – Molly, her sister Daisy and their cousin, Gracie. It is based on the Exercise A: Look at the map of Australia and the images of modern Australia.
1. Students match the pictures with the captions. 2. Panchatantra – The Panchatantra is an ancient Indian collection of interrelated animal fables in verse and prose, arranged within a frame story.
The original Sanskrit work, which scholars believe was composed around the 3rd century BCE, is attributed to Vishnu Sharma.
In responding to the story, students will discuss the motif of size, the lessons learned, and the educational and/or entertainment value of the tale. I will guide them to recall the secret name motif used in our beginning tale, The Name of the Tree. -emphasize the story more than it's significance-ex.
the tale of Atlantis. Folklore literature that imparts moral lessons through simple stories that may take the form of short tales or fables.
What book did Numskull and the Rabbit come from? the Panchatantra. What was the Panchatantra used for? HUCKLEBERRY FINN, By Mark Twain, Complete The Project Gutenberg EBook of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
H. Summary: My Friend Rabbit is very clever and funny story for beginning readers. The story is a mix between text and picture pages and also just picture pages. The story is a mix between text and picture pages and also just picture pages.