Discovering American Folktales -

Discovering American Folktales

Length:  6 weeks
Content-type: Text-based
Age/Grade: Kindergarten – 2nd Grades
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How to Use This Course

Discovering American Folktales begins with an introductory lesson that helps parents and students explore what a story is and how different types of stories exist from around the world. It then moves into a fun and engaging look at the folktales of Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, John Henry, and Uncle Remus.

Course Introduction

Plenty of parent notes accompany these fun lessons on American folktales. There are activities, links for additional information and activities, and lots of ideas to bring the stories to life. Each lesson is designed to help the child associate history with a pleasant memory and encourage eager learners in the future. Teach a child to enjoy learning and to enjoy what they are learning, and they will begin to search for new information on their own.

  • Lesson One: What is Folklore?
  • Lesson Two: Johnny Appleseed
  • Lesson Three: Paul Bunyan
  • Lesson Four: Pecos Bill
  • Lesson Five: John Henry
  • Lesson Six: Uncle Remus
  • Lesson Seven: Conclusion

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