If the Shoe Fits: Cinderella’s from Around the World – Grades 2 – 5 – Winter 2022 – 10 Weeks
Tuesday, January 11 2022 @ 11:00AM - Tuesday, March 15 2022 @ 12:30PM EST| $250.00
Cinderella. Cinder-Elly. The Golden Sandal. Abadeha. Moss Gown. Smoky Mountain Cinderella. Domitila. The Salmon Princess. It doesn’t matter which culture or country you turn to, there is a Cinderella story (sometimes more than one) in it.
Perhaps it’s because each of us feels like the poor, downtrodden sibling at times. But whatever the reason, something about the Cinderella story resonates with its audience. Five hundred versions of the tale have been found in Europe alone; related stories are told in cultures all over the globe. In America as well, the classic tale, re-envisioned in print and other media, continues to be popular.
What changes does the Cinderella story undergo when it’s transported from one culture to another?
What remains the same?
Why do we love the character of Cinderella so much more than her own stepmother does?
Together, we will explore some of the classic Cinderella stories… but that is not all. YOU will INDEPENDENTLY also read and create a comparison chart of some of your favorites.
Students will need access to each of these Cinderella books for two weeks during the course (see syllabus). You should be able to find these at the public library.
Moss Grown by William H Hooks
Cinder-Elly by Frances Minters
Domitila by Jewell Reinhart Coburn
The Salmon Princess by Mindy Dwyer
Smoky Mountain Rose by Alan Schroeder
Seriously, Cinderella is SO Annoying! The Story of Cinderella as told by the Wicked Stepmother (The Other Side of the Story) by Trisha Speed Shaskan
Additionally, Students will need to find up to FIVE unique Cinderella Stories from other cultures. It can be any titles (not including the ones we use in class). These can be borrowed from the library or friends. You do not need to purchase them. I will be providing a long list of options.
Finally, we will learn how to write a Narrative Summary with a Twist (IEW Unit 3), use dialogue and much more!
Students are expected to participate, be active learners, be pro-active with their homework and project during the class.
Students should expect about one hour of homework weekly.
Registration deadline is December 15, 2021.
There must be a minimum of 5 students to run this class.