Monday, February 6, 2012

Teaching Fables

Do you know that Aesop's Fables have been around since 620 B.C.!  
 Millions of children  have enjoyed hearing them and learning from them for centuries!
Now you can enjoy, listen and discuss one of the most famous fables, 

here is a wonderful contemporary adaptation by Tom Lynch

   The Tortoise and the Hare - click on the tortoise and enjoy!
You may want to explain how these images were illustrated with hand sewn patchwork tapestries of folk art from the countries of Africa, India and Peru.
If you happen to have a real example of patchwork, that would be a wonderful thing to include in the presentation.  
Related Activities : The Tortoise and Hare
 features many printable activities to include with this online activity to help you 

re-create and present this fable in a memorable way
All info posted here, links, printables & lesson plans are from this great site:
                  http://www.first-school.ws/activities/fable/turtlehare.htm
  


Click here for all of Aesop's Fables: http://www.umass.edu/aesop/
Aesop's Fables

2 comments:

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love teaching fables!!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue Skies

www.jwhit.com said...

My students and I just watched this exact same video this week for our discussion on fables. What fun. They really liked it.