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Folklore Prezi #1

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Folklore Legends, urban legends, fables,
and fairy tales (Oh my!) Elements of Folklore Motifs Motifs in Folklore Trickster Tale Fairy Tale Urban Legends Fable Legend A brief definition: Tall Tales Folktales What is Folklore? Folklore is the term for the traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people group.
Usually passed on through word of mouth.
Folklore can include:
1.) Folktales
2.) Tall tales
3.) Myths
4.) Legends
5.) Urban Legends
6.) Fables
7.) Fairy Tales Definition: a folkstory or legend passed down through oral tradition (not written down, but told via word of mouth). Definition: an extravagant, fanciful, or greatly exaggerated story. Not meant to be believed.
Focuses on the achievements of an ultimate hero.
Example: Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett. Definition: a traditional tale handed down from earlier times. It is believed to have a historical basis. Inspired by real people and real events.
Come from a more recent past then mythology.
Example: The legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Definition: stories involving recent incidents that are probably made up but seem to have elements of possibility to them. Definition: a short story that teaches a practical lesson about life. Definition: a fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures. Definition of motif: a repeated idea, object, or subject in a literary work. Elements in folk tales that appear in stories from all over the world. A story about tricks and pranks usually by the lowly, small, or poor on the proud, big, or rich.
Sometimes trickster tales involve animals playing tricks on other characters to teach them a lesson. Myths Definition: traditional, ancient stories dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes.
Myths tell the origins of something (the earth, water, food, etc.)
Myths explain the customs of a people and/or their beliefs and religious traditions.
Example: Greek mythology Name some fairy tales that you are familiar with. Lesson Objectives Creation Myths Explain how the world came to be or how human beings were created.
Found in nearly all cultures. Example: In fairy tales, there is a common motif of the handsome prince falling in love with the "damsel in distress" (Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty). A common thread between cultures. Examples: a perilous journey of a hero, a box or door that should not be opened, a mischievous trickster character. Example: Little Red Riding Hood, Rumplestiltskin, The Gingerbread Man and the Fox Try to explain the world we live in. Tell the origin of something (example: how the earth came to be). Are often about the common person. Can have supernatural elements (like ghosts, angels, monsters, etc.). Found in all cultures. Contain elements of folklore Spread through word of mouth (ghost stories told around the campfire), television, internet, etc. Examples: The show "Supernatural," Bigfoot, ghost stories Often uses animals as the main characters. The animals exhibit human characteristics (for example, they speak). Example: The fable "The Tortoise and the Hare" Usually intended for children. Examples: "Rapunzel," "Cinderella," "Sleeping Beauty." Some cultures have similar fairy tales, but told in slightly different ways. Students will be able to define folklore and be able to name some of the types of folklore (along with some examples of those types).
Students will be able to name some of the elements of folklore (motifs, morals, trickster tales, creation myths, etc).
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