What is good character? Why are the lessons in fairy tales found in stories from all different cultures?
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This unit introduces children to the genre of fairy tales as they compare and contrast different versions of the Cinderella story. They discuss the meaning of good character.
This lesson introduces the characteristics of fairy tales as a genre. The children explore positive and negative character traits and universal themes in the story of Cinderella. The service plan is introduced in this lesson and carried out over the next weeks.
Students read an African version of the Cinderella story so that they can compare versions and increase their sense of story.
In this lesson, the children compares a Native American version of the Cinderella story with other versions.