Elective Unit Studies: Globetrotting with Folktales

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Target Ages: 6-12
Number of Pages: 174
Time to Complete: 2-3 Months
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Elective Unit Studies: Globetrotting with Folktales - Literature, Geography and Culture
In this 174 page unit study, your children will explore much more than folktales! This unit study takes your child on a tour of 6 distinct global cultures, looking at history, music, art, food, and science. Children will explore the literary genre of folktales and learn the elements of this genre while comparing 6 distinct folktales from across the cultures. While on their journey, children will also explore literary devices, public speaking, human emotions in stories, the Dewey Decimal System, cocoa production, natural resources, wheat and bread making, genetic modification of food, earthquakes, Troy and the Trojan Horse, endangered species and so much more!

Nations and folktales studied:
  • Ghana All Stories are Anansi's
  • Ukraine Sister Fox
  • Ojibwa The Mink and the Fish
  • Sweden Sweet-laden with Good Milk
  • Turkey The Man who was a Liar
  • Malaysia Outwitting a Crocodile

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