Focus: Students are introduced to three classic fairy tales: “The Fisherman and His Wife,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” They consider characteristic elements of fairy tales and consider problems faced by the characters as well as lessons each story conveys. Students then turn to the American frontier and tall tales about Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Casey Jones. They learn about the characteristics of tall tales, such as exaggeration and larger-than-life characters.
Number of Lessons: 8
Lesson Time: 60 minutes each. Each lesson may be divided into shorter segments.
Additional Search Terms: fiction • Brothers Grimm • Hans Christian Andersen • American West • westward expansion • American geography