Fairy Tales are a wonderful genre to explore how gender has been portrayed historically and in current times. Traditional fairy tales and fractured ones (modern day ones with a twist) allow primary students to think critically about how men and women are portrayed and compare these portrayals to their own families and communities. This instructional sample allows students to explore relationship dynamics, and factors that influence self-identity, through a gender-based lens.
Demonstrate awareness and explain the role that story plays in personal, family, and community identity (ELA)
Identify personal skills, interests, and preferences and describe how they influence self-identity (PHE)
Factors that influence self-identity (PHE)
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