In Search of Cinderella: A Curriculum for the 21st Century
By Katharine Goodwin
Twelve ethnic versions of the Cinderella story from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Middle East are summarized and worked into lessons for the middle and upper grades.
Each story is accompanied by a BOOKTALK for review, a MOTIFS & IDEAS for discussion, a CONNECTION to a subject area, and VOCABULARY. Answer Keys, Group Activities, and Self Evaluation are also provided for maximum learning results. These twelve Cinderella tales provide an assortment of stories from around the world that create natural bridges to other curricular areas.
Teachers may use the lesson plans as a comprehensive language arts unit that can be integrated with other subject areas, or choose individual lessons with stand-alone worksheets that support and offer practice for concepts already introduced. This unit is flexible enough to suit the budget of a classroom teacher building the interests of a multicultural student population, or that of a school or district meeting the needs of students with varied decoding and comprehension reading levels.
For educator resources and ideas on how to teach Cinderella Around the World in the classroom, click here.
About the Creators
is the author of In Search of Cinderella: A Curriculum for the 21st Century, a companion workbook to the Cinderella series from Shen's Books.