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Treasures from Europe : Stories and Classroom Activities

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9781563089633

ISBN10:
1563089637
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/30/2003
Publisher(s):
Libraries Unltd Inc
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Summary

This fabulous collection of nine European folktales, presented by well-known storytellers with European roots, makes a perfect teaching tool to help educators, librarians, and storytellers acquaint students with different European countries and cultures. These stories, along with an abundance of related classroom activities, will allow students to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of European values, customs, and cultural elements. Each story is accompanied by background information about the contributor, discussion questions, and numerous related follow-up activities that are easily adaptable to different levels and learning environments. There are also reproducible pages for student use, as well as information about the country and its people, a brief historical background, a glossary where applicable, and resources for further study. Folktales include: BL DENMARK: A Treasure for Anders (Roger Petersen) BL IRELAND: The Three Reeds (Maggi Peirce) BL GERMANY: The Lorelei (Wendy Welch) BL BULGARIA: Clever Peter and the Sultan (Priscilla Howe) BL ROMANIA: Pacala (Sam Yada Cannarozzi) BL ICELAND: Gilitrutt (Jenni Woodroffe) BL MACEDONIA: Nasreddin Odjah's Clothes (Steven Kardaleff) BL RUSSIA: Leaving for America (Roslyn Bresnick-Perry) BL SCOTLAND: The Coal Basket (Wendy Welch) A valuable teaching tool and timesaver, this book is an excellent vehicle for cultural exploration in classrooms or with listening audiences.

Author Biography

FLORA JOY is Professor Emeritus in the Storytelling Division of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at East Tennessee State University. She has been described as a "founder" in the world of storytelling. She received her Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees all in the field of communication and education. She began teaching elementary reading/language arts in Knox County, Tennessee, in the early l960s.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
How to Use This Book xiii
Part I-FOLKTALES
1-A Treasure for Anders (Denmark)
3(22)
About the Contributor
4(1)
A Treasure for Anders (Denmark)-Cultural Background
5(9)
Notable Facts About Denmark
5(1)
National Data for Denmark
5(1)
Danish Geography
6(1)
Danish Farms and Farming
6(1)
Famous Danes
7(1)
Highlights of Danish History
7(1)
Denmark's Churches and Bells
8(1)
Resources for Further Study
9(5)
A Treasure for Anders (Retold by Roger Petersen)
10(4)
Follow-Up Information and Activities
What's in a Name?
14(1)
Danish Proverbs
15(1)
The Danish Language
16(1)
Investigation Cards for A Treasure for Anders
17(1)
Drama Activity Cards for A Treasure for Anders
18(2)
Creative Writing Cards for A Treasure for Anders
20
Wrap-Up Activity
19(6)
Game Show Fun
20(5)
2-The Three Reeds (Ireland)
25(14)
About the Contributor
26(1)
The Three Reeds (Ireland)-Cultural Background
27(3)
Story Information
27(3)
The Three Reeds (Retold by Maggi Kerr Peirce)
28(2)
Follow-Up Information and Activities
About Irish Folktales
30(1)
Irish Homes and Care for the Elderly
31(1)
Farming in Ireland
32(1)
A Lesson from Ireland
33(1)
Wrap-Up Activity
34(5)
Game Show Fun
34(5)
3-The Lorelei (Germany)
39(20)
About the Contributor
40(1)
The Lorelei (Germany)-Cultural Background
41(5)
Story Locale: The Rhine
41(1)
Story Setting: The Crusades
41(1)
Background: Women and Romance
42(4)
The Lorelei (Retold by Wendy Welch)
43(3)
Follow-Up Information and Activities
Specific Cultural Notes
46(1)
The Rhine and Other Rivers
47(1)
Lorelei and Beauty
48(1)
Cultural Choices
49(1)
The Crusades
50(1)
Answer Guide for "An Information Scavenger Hunt"
51(4)
The Knights Templar
51(1)
The Knights Hospitaler
51(1)
The Seljuks
51(1)
The Saracens
52(1)
Byzantium (the Byzantine Empire)
52(1)
Constantinople
52(1)
The Second Crusade Disaster
52(1)
Philip II (Philip Augustus)
53(1)
Richard the Lionhearted (Richard Coeur de Lion)
53(1)
Prince John
54(1)
The Children's Crusade
54(1)
Wrap-Up Activity
55(4)
Game Show Fun
55(4)
4-Clever Peter and the Sultan (Bulgaria)
59(12)
About the Contributor
60(1)
Clever Peter and the Sultan (Bulgaria)-Cultural Background
61(4)
Glossary and Pronunciation Guide
61(1)
Exploring Bulgarian Culture
62(3)
Clever Peter and the Sultan (Retold by Priscilla Howe)
64(1)
Follow-Up Information and Activities
Fun with Clever Peter
65(1)
Wrap-Up Activity
66(5)
Game Show Fun
66(5)
5-Pacala (Romania)
71(14)
About the Contributor
72(1)
Pacala (Romania)-Cultural Background
73(5)
Romania's Stories and Tales
73(1)
A Personal Note from Sam yada Cannarozzi
74(1)
Glossary and Pronunciation Information
74(4)
Pacala (As Recounted to Sam yada Cannarozzi by Florina Dobrescu)
75(3)
Follow-Up Information and Activities
The Geography and Culture of Romania
78(1)
A Look at Cultures
79(1)
Wrap-Up Activity
80(5)
Game Show Fun
80(5)
6-Gilitrutt (Iceland)
85(14)
About the Contributor
86(1)
Gilitrutt (Iceland)-Cultural Background
87(3)
The Cultural Significance of Names
87(3)
Gilitrutt (Retold by Jenni Woodroffe)
88(2)
Follow-Up Information and Activities
Specific Cultural Notes
90(2)
The Power of Names in Other Cultures
92(1)
Cultural Extensions: Icelandic Holidays
93(1)
Wrap-Up Activity
94(5)
Game Show Fun
94(5)
7-Nasreddin Odjah's Clothes (Macedonia)
99(18)
About the Contributor
100(1)
Nasreddin Odjah's Clothes (Macedonia)-Cultural Background
101(4)
Don't "Clothes" the Door
101(1)
Historical Background
101(1)
Pronunciation Guide
102(3)
Nasreddin Odjah's Clothes (Retold by Steven Kardaleff)
103(2)
Follow-Up Information and Activities
Who Was Nasreddin Odjah?
105(1)
Outward Appearances
106(1)
Beyond the Story: Macedonian Marriages
107(1)
More About Macedonian Culture
108(1)
Wrap-Up Activity
109(8)
Game Show Fun
109(8)
Part II-CHALLENGE STORIES
8-Leaving for America (Russia)
117(12)
About the Contributor
118(1)
Leaving for America (Russia)-Cultural Background
119(7)
Story Genres
119(1)
Story Background: Belarus
119(1)
Jewish History in Belarus
119(7)
Leaving for America (By Roslyn Bresnick-Perry)
122(4)
Follow-Up Information and Activities
Discussion Questions
126(3)
9-The Coal Basket (Scotland)
129(18)
About the Contributor
130(1)
The Coal Basket (Scotland)-Cultural Background
131(9)
Background Facts for Scotland
131(1)
Pronunciation Guide
132(8)
The Coal Basket (Retold by Wendy Welch)
133
Follow-Up Information and Activities
Match These Names with Their Descriptions
140(1)
Singing Fun
141(1)
Some Points to Ponder
142(2)
Scotland and You: The Bigger Picture
144(3)
Indexes 147


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