K-Gr. 3. This international counting rhyme combines elements of the "Twelve Days of Christmas" and cumulative folktales as Granny buys a flying carpet from a man in Istanbul and travels around the world, purchasing items indigenous to each country she visits: "'To Switzerland!' cried Granny / as the carpet turned around, / she bought five cowbells there, / that made a funny clanking sound." -Julie Cummins
Take your students around the world with folktales using fiction and nonfiction all the while visiting the countries the stories originated from and learning geography at the same time! This unit has everything you need to introduce and teach your students about folktales, the moral or lessons and where they started.Students will be able to describe overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.