Discipline: English/Language Arts

Grade Level: 7th

Course: Social Studies/Reading Course: 7th Grade Ancient Civilizations

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A Cinderella Comparison
Overview
  • Module Description
    • Students will compare various cultures and gain an understanding of what is important in different cultures, through analyzing various versions of the fairy tale Cinderella.

  • Tasks
    • Teaching Task Template Task (Design your own lesson)

      How are a culture's values reflected in literature? After reading a version of Cinderella from a different culture, write an essay that discusses the similarities and differences between each story and evaluates how they reflect which values are most important in that culture. Be sure to support your position with evidence from the texts.

      Task 6: Argumentation/Evaluation

      L1 [Insert question] After reading _____ (literature or informational texts), write a/an _____ (essay or substitute) that discusses _____ (content) and evaluates _____ (content). Be sure to support your position with evidence from the texts.

  • About the Teacher
    • Author(s): Donna Schaidle, Kevin Biddle, Michelle Heckman, Monica Cressman, Jeremy Troop

      Course: Social Studies/Reading Course: 7th Grade Ancient Civilizations

  • Materials, References and Supports
    • For Teachers

      Multiple cultural versions of Cinderella:

      • Louie, Ai-Ling, and Ed Young. Yeh-Shen: a Cinderella Story from China. New York: Puffin, 1999. Print.
      • Hickox, Rebecca, and Will Hillenbrand. The Golden Sandal: a Middle Eastern Cinderella Story. New York: Holiday House, 1998. Print.
      • Silverman, Erica, and Susan Gaber. Raisel's Riddle. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. Print.
      • Mehta, Lila, Meredith Babeaux. Brucker, and Youshan Tang. Anklet for a Princess: a Cinderella Story from India. Fremont, CA: Shen's, 2002. Print.
      • Climo, Shirley, and Ruth Heller. The Egyptian Cinderella. New York: Crowell, 1989. Print.
      • Coburn, Jewell Reinhart., and Connie McLennan. Domitila: a Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition. Auburn, CA: Shen's, 2000. Print.
      • McClintock, Barbara, and Charles Perrault. Cinderella. New York: Scholastic, 2005. Print.
      For Students
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