Traditional Folktales - WELCOME TO MRS. MICHELLE'S ESL CLASSES
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FOLKLORE AND FOLKTALES What do you know about folktales? Discuss with a partner/group. How important do you think folklore is in defining cultural identity? Is maintaining a cultural identity important, or should we all try to become one
global culture? How much folklore is transmitted through schools? Do you think schools should make a point of transmitting folklore or is that the responsibility of each family? Can you think of any traditional proverbs or sayings from your country? Do you know if they have their equivalent in English? How many traditional dances are there in your country? Do you know how to dance any of them?
Does your region have any traditional costume? Have you ever worn it? On what occasions do people wear it? Is it still possible to find people, shepherds, for instance, in remote areas of your country who can transmit tales and oral history? Have you met any? What are folklore and folktales? In every culture, folklore and folktales play a significant role. Both are
passed down from one generation to the other through word of mouth. Folklore: traditional beliefs, practices, and stories of a community that have passed down from one generation to the other through word of mouth. This includes folktales, myths, legends, beliefs, practices, superstitions, etc. Folktales: traditional stories that have been passed down from ancestors
of a particular group of people to the younger generations. Folktales are part of folklore. What are some other ways to pass down information/advice? Old wives tales Proverbs
hat would you do if you wanted to give advice to a friend but he or she did not want any advice? How can you communicate your opinions without giving advice? Animals One characteristic of a fable is that it uses animal characters to portray human characteristics.
Each particular animal will act in a human way. For example, the fox will be a crafty or sly animal. The lion will be a brave individual. Can you think of other characteristics for other animals? Elements of Folktales
Sometimes folktales are told with animals Usually there is a moral to the story Moral: general truth or piece of advice that is generally true Easy stories to remember, that can be told easily from generation to generation
Homework: Think of What is folklore? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What about Disney? Why are folklore and traditional stories important?
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