Using Folklore to Explore French Canadian Culture and Geography

GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
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.
Author: 
Cynthia Shoemaker
Grade Range: 
3
Duration: 
3-4 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
4: Human Systems
National Geography Standards: 
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions
14: How human actions modify the physical environment