Well-Known Tale: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

"The Pied Piper of Hamelin" is the focus of a lesson designed to shed light on the importance of keeping promises. As a class, scholars take part in a discussion on the topic of honesty and consequences. Independent readers then take to the German folktale written by the brothers Grimm and create a dramatic tableau in small groups. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Locate and view tableaus online to give pupils concrete examples 
  • Praise learners that exhibit trustworthiness and who keep their promises
Classroom Considerations
  • Each participant requires a copy of the story and a highlighter
  • Background information about the authors and the story is provided 
  • The lesson contains a list of modifications and extension activities 
  • Encourages following through with promises  
  • The resource disc mentioned is not included—some aspects of the lesson are no longer applicable