Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will learn about myths and folktales and look at examples from around the world.


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5 Questions

Which of these is NOT a reason we tell stories?
To connect with others
To educate and learn new things
To entertain
Correct answer: To make money and get rich
What is the 'oral tradition'?
Correct answer: When stories are learnt by heart and passed on using speech
When stories are recording by writing them down
When we use sign language to pass stories on to others
What is a DISADVANTAGE of using the 'oral tradition' to record stories?
It's really difficult to use
Nobody likes listening to stories
Correct answer: Stories can be forgotten
What are two methods of making long stories easier to remember in the 'oral tradition'?
Dance and drawing
Correct answer: Music and repeating words and phrases
Using flashcards with notes
Do we know whom the original author of the ancient Greek poem, 'The Odyssey', was?
Correct answer: No

5 Questions

From which TWO places do myths often come?
China and Japan
Ghana and Nigeria
Correct answer: Greece and Rome
Russia and Poland
A story that contains gods as characters is a...
Folk tale
Correct answer: Myth
Why is Baba Yaga's hut cool?
It can become invisible.
It has great wi-fi.
It has really comfy beds.
Correct answer: It runs around on chicken legs.
Which of these is NOT a characteristic of folk tales?
Correct answer: An unhappy ending.
Events that are fictional (made-up).
Every day events that go wrong.
Stories from one particular place or group.
To which category of story did the West African story of Anansi belong?
Correct answer: Both
Folk tale

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UnitEnglish / The Oral Tradition