Lesson 1: Grounding Folktales in Context

Folktales communicate varying meanings over time and place, as those who tell and listen to these stories have different values and ways of thinking. This lesson explores ways in which folktales can be interpreted and told.

Read/View:http://chinavine.org/2011/06/16/wolfanddoughchildren/

Read the story of The Wolf and the Dough Children. What values do you think are embedded in this story? Why do you think this story is important to the people of Lang Village? What lessons can children learn from the legend? How do you think the people of Lang Village thought about wolves? Is this the same way you think about wolves? Write your answers and post them on the website.

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