Fun With Folktales: Tall Tales
In this one-hour course, learners listen to a couple of tall tales, find out what makes a tall tale, and work together to create a tall tale of their very own!
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We'll begin with an introduction to folktales - what they are and how they are passed down. Then we'll shift into talking specifically about the characteristics of tall tales, relating them to stories that learners might hear from their families. We'll pause here for a craft break to make some fun puppets so that learners can help illustrate the story of Paul Bunyan. Next, learners will listen the tall tale of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. We'll discuss what makes him a tall tale, and...
Students will learn the characteristics of a tall tale and be able to identify stories that are tall tales.
To make your Babe the Blue Ox puppet, you will need: - a piece of paper cut into a rectangle - crayons, markers, or similar in blue, black, and pink - optional: popsicle stick and tape
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Aubrey Clyburnactor|voice actor|writer|storyteller|mathematician
2 completed classes
This year I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas State University, majoring in theatre with a minor in mathematics. I have been fortunate to train in acting at Texas State, which is in the top 1% of BFA programs in the country; the...