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World Literature: Fairy Tales & Folklore of the World Book Club - The Little Mermaid

"Sample" class for Unit 2 of my 2-semester world literature program on fairy tales and folklore from around the world! Learners will study cause and effect as it relates to the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen.
Ashley P
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Class Experience

As this is a literature course, it is reading intensive. Students will read "The Little Mermaid" independently outside of class—12 "Kindle" pages total in the recommended book, which seems to be about 30 print pages.

Students will also write one cause and effect discussion post, due prior to the last day of class.
Students are expected to read the story for this course outside of class time. All of the classic folk and fairy tales are available for free in the public domain, and any translation you have or can access of the version we are studying (i.e., attributed to the author we are studying, Hans Christian Andersen) will work for the purposes of this world literature course. However, some translations are more enjoyable to read than others. I personally use the $2 Kindle collection, 1500 Eternal Masterpieces of Fairy Tales: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QGFCJQD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_d_asin_title_o03?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
2 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We will be reading traditional, "un-Disney" versions of well-loved fairy tales, many of which do not have happily ever after endings. The classic fairy tales are known to be pretty grim, but learners who may be sensitive to gory stories or who are especially attached to a particular version of one of the tales may benefit from parental support. 

The book I recommend in the Learner Supply List has been deemed appropriate for this age group (and younger!) by the publisher. If you and your learner find the tales elsewhere, I recommend skimming through it first if there are any concerns about upset reactions.
1500 Eternal Masterpieces of Fairy Tales. Kindle ed., Athenaeum Classics, 2019.


Ashley P
Lives in the United States
Writer and Teacher of Writing, Reading, the English Language, and Yoga! Lifelong Learner :)
36 total reviews
94 completed classes

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I am so happy to be here and for the opportunity to teach your child(ren) all about the fascinating world that exists within the English language! I have bachelor's degrees in both psychology and English, with a focus on writing, as well as my... 
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