Using Folklore to Explore French Canadian Culture and Geography

Lesson Plan Content
Folklore can be defined as story-telling material passed down from one generation to the next through songs, legends, superstitions, and cultural practices like food and crafts. By studying folklore, students will have a better understanding of an area’s culture and geography. In this lesson students will gain a better understanding of French Canadian culture by analyzing a folktale and seeing images of Canada.
Cynthia Shoemaker
Grade Range: 
1-3 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
National Geography Standards: 
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions
9: The characteristics, distribution and migration of human populations
10: The characteristics, distribution and complexity of Earth's cultural mosaics