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African Folktales: From Oral Tradition to Written Transcripts

A curriculum module from Summer Institute for Educators participant, Kaivan Yuen

Subject: Language Arts and History

Topic: African Folk Tales

 Duration of Lesson: 5 days

Grade Level: 3

Rationale: To connect students' life experiences with African oral traditions, so as to show them the importance of oral tradition.


  • The students will learn that Ati'ica is a continent.
  • The students will learn about the oral tradition in Africa.
  • The students will learn about the various folktales and their signifIcance in Africa.


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