Upper Elementary
Cross-Curricular

Making the Link Between Fairy Tales and World Studies

Fairy tales are one of the easiest ways to get children to understand otherwise vague concepts. With this collection, popular fairy tales become tools for teaching students about other cultures.
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Making the Link Between Fairy Tales and World Studies
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    Take this creative lesson a step further by diving into the origins behind each story. Go over how those origins are representative of different world cultures! Students love learning about cultures outside of their own. Use this to your advantage!
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    My students didn't really have a good grasp on the fact that there are other cultures and countries outside of America. We went over some of the books on this list to get them familiar with looking at things through a non-American lense.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    Have students make their own modern day fairy tales, such as the ones used in the video. Then discuss how the vocabulary might be different if they were writing the same fairy tale for another culture.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    A unique spin on teaching language. Choose a list of vocabulary words from the video to teach your students. Then have students read a fairy tale with those vocabulary words inserted into the text. The video itself is best limited to educators, as it may not be captivating or suitable for students.
  • Kendra Hadnott says:
    For those students who need a little extra help with the act of comparing and contrasting stories, consider using this helpful resource. Great for facilitating differentiated instruction.
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