qThe teacher's guide presents two Cape Verdean folktales, background information, discussion questions, and activity suggestions for grades 4-6. The objective is to teach students about Cape Verde and its culture through folklore. The guide contains five sections. Section I offers a description of Cape Verdean folklore, describes five ways folklore is useful in a culture, and points out what folklore can tell about a culture. Section II presents background information about Cape Verde and its people. Section III contains the first story, qThe Biggest Liar, q in four parts, with instructions for introducing the story and 4-7 discussion questions for each part. Topics relate to content, cultural and geographical implications, and value judgments. The activity asks students to list the attributes of Nho Lobo with substantiation from the story. Section IV presents the second story, qStorm Coming.q The introduction and discussion questions stress Cape Verdean values and speculations as to why these are so. Activity suggestions include acting out the story with different endings, and Americanizing the tale using American characters. The final section compares Cape Verdean and American folklore, particularly animal stories and liar and trickster tales.q--Sky203476119 (microform).Section IV presents the second story, aquot;Storm Coming.aquot; The introduction and discussion questions stress Cape Verdean values and speculations as to why these are so.
|Author||:||Patricia Nyhan, Raymond A. Almeida|