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12 resources with the concept pourquoi tales

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The Aztec Myth of the Unlikeliest Sun God

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How did the sun arrive in the sky? Learners watch a short film that describes the myth of Nanahuatl, a weak Aztec god who sacrificed himself to become the fifth sun for his people.
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How the Whale Got His Throat

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What happens when a whale bites off more than he can chew? Rudyard Kipling's classic story "How the Whale Got His Throat" was originally part of his 1903 Just So Stories, and is featured as an audio story to accompany a transcript of the...
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The Elephant’s Child

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it gave the elephant a very useful nose! Listen to a retelling of Rudyard Kipling's "The Elephant's Child" that explains how the elephant's long nose came to be—and what a hungry crocodile had to do...
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The Crab That Played with the Sea

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Crabs are simultaneously well protected and exceedingly vulnerable. But how did they get that way? Listen to Rudyard Kipling's "The Crab That Played with the Sea" to find out more about Pau Amma, Pusat Tasek, and the story of crabs'...
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How the Camel Got His Hump

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
What happens when an animal doesn't have enough to do? Don't ask the camel! An audio retelling of Rudyard Kipling's "How the Camel Got His Hump" takes learners though the classic tale of how a grumpy camel earned his hump.
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Anansi and the Pot of Beans

For Students K - 4th
Why don't spiders have hair? Anansi and the Pot of Beans tells the story of Anansi visiting his grandmother and her irresistible pot of beans that Anansi can't help but taste. FInd out what happens next!
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Reading Activity: Circle the Right

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Fables can teach us about life's morals, but they are also helpful for reviewing verb tense, spelling, and word choice. Three reading passages feature well-known fables, each with several opportunities for students to circle the correct...
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The Bonfire in the Sea

For Students 5th Standards
Ever wonder why fish disappear from the surface of the water in cold weather? Fifth graders read a fun story about the magical fish tribe and their underwater bonfire before answering four comprehension questions.
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The Swift Runner

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
How did the deer get its antlers? Learners read through a short story about an animal race and the winner's prize before answering comprehension questions.
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Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Learn about the animals of Australia with a language arts lesson about an Australian folktale called, Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail. After reading the story as a class, kids discuss events and characters from the book, retell the story to...
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The Archer and the Sun

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Reinforce reading comprehension with a instructional activity about The Archer and the Sun, a Chinese folktale. Kids learn some background information about Chinese culture before reading the story, and answer literacy questions as they...
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How Tiger Got His Stripes

For Teachers K Standards
How did the tiger get its stripes? Kindergartners read a Vietnamese folk tale, "How the Tiger Got His Stripes," retold by Rob Cleveland, and work through several reading comprehension and literary analysis activities.