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Family Stories and the Oral Tradition

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How well do you know stories told in your family? Could you recite them by heart? Middle schoolers study the importance of the oral tradition by telling a partner a story, having the partner recite it back, and then interviewing a family...
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Elements of the Oral Tradition

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Various genres of oral tradition are outlined and defined in these slides. Give your class examples of folk tales, fairy tales, parables, fables, legends, and myths before reading an example of one of these stories. This overview acts as...
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Exploring Themes in Literature: The Oral Tradition

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Are you are considering a unit on Beowulf or Superman, on myths, or tricksters? Here's a great overview you can use to launch a study of universal themes and archetypes. The focus here is on the oral tradition, but the concepts apply to...
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Lone Dog's Winter Count: Keeping History Alive

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
What is oral tradition, and what unique tool did the Native Americans of the Northern Great Plains use to help them remember their complex histories? Through pictograph analysis, discussion, research, and an engaging hands-on activity,...
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Passing Down Family History Through Oral Tradition: Corridos

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars create and perform Corridos which are oral tradition ballads. For this Passing Down Family History Through Oral Tradition lesson, students interview family members using a predetermined list of questions. In addition,...
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Paul Bunyan: Opening the Door for American Storytelling

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Guide the next generation of storytellers with these American oral tradition stories.
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Stories! Imagination! Joy!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Rekindle the art of storytelling through imagination and oral tradition.
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Traditions and Languages of Three Native Cultures: Tlingit, Lakota, and Cherokee

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore the connections between tradition and language. They examine the environment, history and culture of the Tlingit, Lakota and Cherokee tribes and identify the importance of maintaining languages for oral traditions.
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Africa: Art and Culture

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Posing an introductory question about the reflection of culture within art, this lecture on African art forms will garner intrigue and imagination. From oral tradition (the African griot), to images of African masks and Western...
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Making Myths Based on Art Images

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners don't necessarily create art in this lesson, but they do use it to inspire a descriptive story. They discuss various mythic heroes, story elements, writing conventions, and oral traditions. They view images depicting an ancient...
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Lesson: The Power of Story

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Universal themes found throughout the world in the form of stories is the topic of today's lesson. Upper graders analyze the cultural context of the Mithila piece, Hanuman. They consider the universal themes the image depicts and how the...
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Learning From the Past

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Coming up on the Olympics? Be sure your middle schoolers understand the dynamic and ancient history of this global tradition. They begin by recalling traditions parents have passed down, considering their relevance and ways they might be...
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Oral History

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Use oral history as a way to help learners develop communication skills. They interview a trusted adult about their life as a young person, challenges they overcame, and what they are proud of. Learners are then interviewed themselves in...
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Family Traditions, Customs and Beliefs

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students discuss African childhood, explore family traditions, customs, and beliefs, examine African recipes, discuss differences or similarities in food preparation between the U.S. and Africa, and prepare a dish with adult supervision.
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My Traditions

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Learners explore their family traditions through interview, art, and creative writing. They take home the included interview sheet to learn more about their ancestral celebrations and use a map to identify where their ancestors came...
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Healthy Teeth

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
A simple, yet effective lesson on dental health is here for your young learners. In groups, your class will place eggs in cups that contain a variety of liquids and observe what happens to the color of the egg. They brush the egg with a...
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Customs and Traditions

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Here's a two-part reading comprehension worksheet that asks kids to read a short passage about the customs and traditions of Native American tribes and then to answer a series of questions based on the article.
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Awareness of Cultural and Faith Traditions

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders investigate religious traditions. In this cultural diversity lesson, 7th graders conduct family interviews with families other than their own to learn about the heritage of their peers. Students report their findings to...
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Oral traditions: Facilitating education through verbal traditions

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Bring oral traditions into the classroom to engage learning and facilitate best practices. From story telling to listening skills, this article provides reasons and rational behind oral traditions as a tool for education. 

Practicing Listening and Reading Closely: The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

For Teachers 4th Standards
Thanksgiving doesn't occur only once a year for the Haudenosaunee. Weave a instructional activity about reading closely with an inspiring message about eternal gratitude for all of the elements of creation into a unit on Native American...
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Storytelling: Oral Traditions Learning Center

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners explore the oral traditions. For this storytelling lesson, students compare and contrast stories from the cultural traditions of Alaska and Hawaii.
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Tradition Through Technology: Native American Storytelling

For Teachers 1st - 4th
This fabulous resource will help your class identify the parts of a story: subject, place, time, action, and moral. Class members will learn about storyboards and create their own about a Native American legend they researched online....
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John and Mary Jones and the Importance of Oral History

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the role of John and Mary Jones in the abolitionist movement. Using primary source documents, they discover the importance of an oral history and take notes on the Jones' role. They write a summary of the data to...
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Native Voices

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Navajo people build their dwellings with the doors facing the rising sun in the east to welcome wealth and fortune. Pupils learn about the traditions of the Navajo people in the first part of a 16-part unit. They explore American...

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