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Generosity of Spirit
Myths and Folktales
Folktale Lessons (Grades 9-12)Image of Tree

There are many valuable lessons to be learned from these wise tales. Using the Generosity of Spirit stories, these 9-12 lesson plans have been created to help learners explore the origins of tales from around the world and to assist learners in connecting the themes of giving and philanthropy. Teach all twenty lessons as a unit, or select a lesson by topic.

Lessons written by Learning to Give lesson editor and writer, Evelyn Nash.

1. Understanding Folktales and Their Philanthropic Connections   

2. Australian Folktales   

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3. Reluctant Givers   

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4. Gifts of All Sizes   

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5. Chinese Folktales   

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6. Inuit Folktales   

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7. Buddhist Folktales   

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8. Reactions of the Masters   

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9. Gifts Disrespected   

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10. Jewish Folktales   

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11. African Folktales   

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12. Native American Folktales   

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13. Hospitality   

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14. Forgiveness   

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15. Environmental Stewardship   

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16. Sufi Folktales   

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17. Folktales from the Americas   

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18. Asian Folktales   

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19. Tales of Wisdom and Discernment   

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20. European Folktales   

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