Fairy Tales

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Class groups examine fairy tales from a feminist and a Marxist perspective, identifying how these tales present gender roles and class/power systems. The groups then script and perform their own tale that uses one of these lenses.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups examine how the roles of the leading female characters in Disney films have evolved over the years
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource has a strong agenda; therefore, carefully review the entire unit to determine if appropriate for your teaching situation
  • The unit requires considerable prep time to collect the resources required
Pros

  • The unit asks kids to consider how fairy tales present a point of view of the values of a society
Cons

  • The resource does not include a bibliography of or links to alternative versions of fairy tales
Common Core