UNIT DESCRIPTION: This unit will take approximately 3-4 weeks to complete. Most of the activities involve reading folk tales and responding to them via e-mail to the instructor. The Final activity will be your chance to show what you have learned about folk tales. You will write and illustrate your own folk tale. All assignments must be satisfactory to pass this unit (see assessment section).
OVERVIEW: Folk tales are stories that people told one another from generation to generation. Later these stories were written down. Folklore includes made up recorded legends, fairy tales, pourquoi (why-it-happened) tales, fables (morals stories), and trickster tales. They are said to be the "spiritual history" of humankind.