Folktales and Legends

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COMPLETE STANDARD:

Recognizes folktalkes and legends, including some from Alaska Native traditions.

STANDARD UNPACKED:

KNOW

Student knows that folktale is a story that is passed on from generation to generation out loud.

Student knows that a legend is a story about a famous or important person.

Student will have heard a variety of folktales and legends; some of which are from Alaska Native traditions.

ABLE TO DO Students will be able to recognize a story as a folktale or legend.

RESOURCES

Elders: Invite an elder into the classroom to tell a story involving Alaska Native traditions.

The Media Center has an Alaskan Literature L 1/2/3 Tub that contains stories from throughout Alaska.

Suki's Kimono legend from Japan--also ties in with CA 1.04 [1]

INSTRUCTION STRATEGIES:

What is a folktale? How do I know if this is a legend or folktale? Here is a document that shows elements of folktales.

Media:Elements_of_Folktales.doc

ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES

PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES:

This is a great resource:

CA 3.1 Performance Task created by Georgianne Anasogak from Koyuk. A complete lesson for 1.3 Know folktales and legends from different cultures, including Alaskan Tradition. Performance Task 3.1


A Science/Writing/CA Unit: Things Change and Cycle [[2]] FYI--this unit doesn't apply to this standard, not sure why its posted here, but didn't want to remove it.

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