Tuesday, April 24, 2012

NC Culture and Folktales

This week my class has been learning about North Carolina Culture. We have been reading the textbook to learn background information. I have also found a unit on Connecting Folktales and NC Culture on learnnc.org that we are completing during our reading time. Each group has a different folktale such as "The Three Little Pigs", "Cinderella",  "Beauty and the Beast", etc. The groups have read many different versions of these classic tales and compared and contrasted them using Venn diagrams.While comparing them the students have been talking about how culture has affected each version. As a final task the students are starting to write their own folktales using the information we have learned about NC culture. So far my students are in the planning phase of their folktales but have been very creative and used several examples of NC culture. I'm eager to see the final product and will post more when they have more done.

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