Virtual Program for Third Grades
Tales from Around the World
Virtual storytelling shows third graders what is unique about varied countries and cultures. Stories create a picture of landscapes, animals, foods, and what people values. Third graders listen, interact and learn from tales told from around the world.
- Want tales from China, Japan, Brazil, Peru, Poland, Ireland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Kenya, Canada, Russia, Egypt, Denmark, Iran?
What country or culture will your students like? Ask, I’ll have a tale!
How it Works -
Live Online performance of four different tales. 45-50 minutes
Activity video - A how to write a tale from a different land -10 minutes
Online Class Workshops - Students getting guided to write a tale from a different land. 40 minutes.
Follow-Up Activity —
Set a story in a new place.
Students will learn to take a tale they know from one country and set it in a different one. Finding new animals, plants, customs, and people they’ll set the story in a new land and learn to retell it.
Sample Stories –
"The Stone Cutter" from Japan.
A circle story where a hot tired stonecutter wishes to be the mighty sun. a cloud blocks the sun the stonecutter wishes to be the cloud. The wind blows the cloud and the wish is to be the wind. Then change into a mountain and at last back to the one mighty enough to bring down mountains.
Students retell or draw this story set in a different country or culture they have explored.
"Three Children, One Dragon"- China. A tale showing the value of sharing.
Students share stories of when they shared.
Monkey & Shark - India. Shark wants Monkey's heart! Cleverness counts, but getting along does all the more.
Students create ways to outwit shark!