Author:
George (Tommy) Jones
Subject:
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Questionnaire
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School
Tags:
  • Fiction or Nonfiction
  • Graph Analysis
  • Historical Account
  • NCDLS
  • Stories
  • Surveys
  • ncdls
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Interactive

    Education Standards

    Children's Stories revisited 1

    Children's Stories revisited 1

    Overview

    The story of "The Beauty and the Beast" has captivated us for many years.  It is fun to read or watch a video of.  But did it really happen?  It is fun to compare fiction and nonfiction.  Most students will in their backgrounds relate to a story like this.  Also it is fun for students to learn and then survey others based on what they have learned.

    Comparing real and pretend

    This is a fun way to compare a fictional story to a historical story.  

    Give them a coloring sheet of a bouquet of roses to color.  Give them a blank sheet of paper to write on too.

    Have the students talk about others they have made friends with.  That they may have not liked being around at first and then became friends with.  

    Ask them if they know what it is to pretend to be something or someone with magical abilities or whatever comes to their minds.

    Ask if they have ever heard of the story, "Beauty and the Beast"?

    You may have read it or watched a video or watched a movie of it.  It is a fun story of two people who meet and what happens to them.  They are definitely different.  They came from two totally different backgrounds.  

    Now lets talk about "Beauty and the Beast", was it real or pretend?

    Have them divide into groups and discuss this.  Have them  write words or 5 sentences as to why it is real or cannot be real.  Now go on an IPAD or computer device and type in this search.

    the real Beauty and the Beast

    If you have a Smart Board you might prefer to look it up as a class as well.

    Now have them discuss the real historical Beauty and the Beast and write words or 5 sentences about this.

     

    Have you ever been around someone and did not like them at all at first?

    Have you later on made friends with them?

    Students have you ever heard of the story, "Beauty and the Beast"?

    You may have read it or watched a video or watched a movie of it.  It is a fun story of two people who meet and what happens to them.  They are definitely different.  They came from two totally different backgrounds.  

    Have you ever played a game pretending to be something magical or be a super hero or something else?

    Can you each share about playing and pretending?

    Was that real or just pretend?

    Now lets talk about "Beauty and the Beast", was it real or pretend?

    Lets divide into groups and discuss this.  Now go on an IPAD or computer device and type in this search.

    the real Beauty and the Beast

    Survey of Beauty and the Beast

    Students do you enjoy doing surveys?

    If you do, make a list of questions like the following and with your teacher's guidance survey some other staff members.

    1.  Have you heard of "The Beauty and the Beast"?

    2.  Is it a real story?

    3.  Was there really a man called the "Beast"?

    4.  Did a girl really marry him?

    5.  Did they have children?

    If you make separate surveys and fill out each one on one staff member, then you can tally the results and make a graph of the results to go back and share with those staff members.