Lessons from Southern Ghosts: Themes of Folklore and Fairytales

Shannon McFarland, Language Arts, Alexander Graham Middle School

Curriculum Unit (PDF)


Students will read and analyze southern folklore and stories. They will examine the purpose of the story and the themes that the story communicates. The students will answer essential questions such as “why do folktales endure?”, “What lessons can we learn from fear?”, and “How does one tell an engaging story?”