Folklore in the Oral Tradition, Fairytales, Fables and Folk-legend
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I have tried to present a unit of folklore in the oral tradition which will use a sampler of fairytales or “marchen”, fables, and folklegend. Grimm’s and Andersen’s tales would probably be most suited and most useful if presented to students in part.
have the same type of flexibility. The stories, songs and poems of folk-heroes can also be selected from anthologies. Chesnutt’s
Mules and Men
are highly manageable texts to use in entirety, but if necessary, the nature of the stories while best as a connected series, allows the high school teacher, under pressure of time, to use selections from each.