First Grade

Unit 9: American Folktales

 

Elaborated Unit Focus: The focus of this unit is the folklore that reflects and characterizes our National heritage.

 

GPS Standards:

 

History

SS1H2 The student will read or listen to American folktales and explain how they characterize our national heritage.

 

Civics and Government

SS1CG1 The student will describe how John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Paul Bunyan, and Annie Oakley displayed the character traits of fairness, respect for others, respect for the environment, conservation, courage, equality, tolerance, perseverance, and commitment.

 

Economics

SS1E1 The student will identify goods that people make and services that people provide for each other.

 

SS1E2 The student will explain that people have to make choices about goods and services because of scarcity.

 

SS1E3 The student will describe how people are both producers and consumers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 9: American Folktales

Enduring Understandings and Unit Essential Questions

 

Folktales reflect a country’s heritage.

·         How do folktales show positive things about our country? (SS1H2)

 

Good citizens have good character traits.

·         How do the people in American folktales show good character traits? (SS1CG1)

·         What kind of character traits were demonstrated by the figures in the American Folktales? (SS1CG1)

·         How did those character traits help those figures meet their goals? (SS1CG1)

 

Scarcity causes people to make choices about goods and services.

·         Why do people, like those in folktales, have to make choices about which goods and services they want most? (SS1E2)

 

People are both consumers and producers of goods and services.

·         How do the characters in folktales help others by producing and/or consuming both goods and/or services? (SS1E1; SS1E3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 9: American Folktales

p. 186-199

 

VOCABULARY:

 

John Henry

Johnny Appleseed

Davy Crockett

Paul Bunyan

Annie Oakley

tunnel

machine

spike

perseverance

laborer

boss

seed

settler

caring

respect

generosity

independence

proudly

hunter

caring

respect

courage

frontier

ax

logger

lonely

canyon

inventive

courage

rifle

contest

shot

target

widows

orphans

 

 

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN RESOURCES:

History

Civics and Government

Economics

SS1H2

 

John Henry p.188-189

 

Johnny Appleseed p.190-191

 

Davy Crockett p.192-193

 

Paul Bunyan p.194-195

 

Annie Oakley p.196-197

 

Activities p.198-199

 

SS1CG1

 

p.188-197

 

Character Traits p. R4-R5

 

SS1E1

p.78-81, 188-197

 

 

SS1E2

p.70-73, 84-87, 188-197

 

 

SS1E3

p.78-81, 90-93, 96-99, 188-197

 

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RESOURCES:

 

      p.3-4, 10-40

 

o   American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne

o   John Henry by P. Jensen

o   John Henry by Julius Lester

o   John Henry: An American Legend by Ezra Jack Keats

o   John Henry by Stephen Krensky

o   The Story of Johnny Appleseed by Aliki

o   Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale by Steven Kellogg

o   Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh

o   Davy Crockett: A Life of the Frontier by Stephen Krensky

o   A Picture Book of Davy Crockett by David A. Alder

o   Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg

o   Paul Bunyan Swings His Axe by Dell McCormick

o   Paul Bunyan by P. Jensen

o   Annie Oakley by Ginger Wadsworth

o   Annie Oakley, Sharp Shooter by Eric Blair

o   Shooting Star: Annie Oakley, the Legend by Debbie Dadey

o   Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

o   If Everybody Did by Jo Ann Stover

o   To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda

o   Market Day  by Lois Ehlert

o   Jennie’s Hat by Ezra Jack Keats

o   The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins

o   The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

o   A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams

o   Tops and Bottoms  by Janet Stevens

o   Uncle Ted’s Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell

o   The Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall

o   Shop Talk by Juwanda G. Ford

o   Abuela’s Weave by Omar Castaneda

o   Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier

o   Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst

 

Curricular Connections:

o   Houghton Mifflin Social Studies TE:

§  Listen for Exaggeration/Similes p.194

§  Reread the Folktale p.192

§  Challenge: Literature p.195

 

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES:

o   Instructional Strategies

§  Mapping p.33-35

§  Response Techniques p.38

§  Learning Partners p.39-40

§  Circle of Knowledge p.44-45

§  Compare and Contrast p.46-47

§  Mystery and Inquiry p.61-62

o   Summarizing Strategies

§  Add-Ons p.72

§  Ball Toss p.72

§  Pictionary p.73

§  Inquiry p.74

§  Ticket to Leave p.76

§  1-2-3 p.76

§  Cue Cards p.77

o   Assessment Strategies

§  Surveying p.80

§  Jeopardy p.81

§  Feedback Tools p.84

§  Categories p.86

§  Rubrics p.91-92

 

PERFORMANCE TASKS:

                  p.3- 4, 10-40

o   American Places

o   Learn More

o   Folktale Telling

 

ASSESSMENTS: