Hermann Vogel, 1900
This is the fourth
in my series, highlighting the rich diversity of folktales, fairy tales,
legends, and myths from around the world. I hope it will make it easier for you to find new and unique
tales to add to your repertoire, and in the process, learn more about
our global neighbors.
There are 16 Federal States that make up the Republic of Germany. I encourage you to conduct further research on the specific region and/or culture behind the stories. I also offer some curriculum and crafts resources, with articles for additional reading on the beautiful country of Germany.
At the end of this
blog, you will find links to my previous journeys to the continent of Africa, and
the countries of India and Turkey. While we may not be able to travel safely just
yet we can still explore the world with our imaginations! I hope you find
something useful and fun to add to your storytelling work or classroom.
Cat and Mouse in Partnership
The Kind Stepdaughter and
Grandfather and His Grandson
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Humility Lead to Heaven
The Winter Ross
Tales – You
may download this public domain book in several formats, you may also read it
online. When you open your selected format, it will appear in German. If you do
not read German select ‘translate to English’ in the upper right-hand corner,
select ‘translate to English.’
Fairy Tales from
the German Forests by Frau Arndt – https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30834/30834-h/30834-h.htm
Folk-Lore and Legends by Charles Tibbets,
Folk-lore and Legends of Germany by Anonymous, 1892.
Water-sprites, dancers, elves, and more are found between the virtual covers of
The Grimm Brothers’
Children’s and Household Tales compiled and translated by D. L. Ashliman. The collection offers 210 stories, most with direct links to
the stories themselves, along with the Aarne-Thompson-Uther Type, which can be helpful
https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimmtales.html This is another site that offers links to all the stories from the book. https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~spok/grimmtmp/
DLTK-kids.com – Crafts connected
to the Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales, coloring pages, jig saw puzzles, origami,
and lots more fun to delight the children at home or in the classroom.
Home School Den – German curriculum
for kids. Lots to unpack her with useful additions for the classroom.
Teacher Planet: Germany – This site
offers worksheets, activities, lesson plans and more.
Seven Myths and Legends
You’ll Only Hear in Germany – While the full stories are not in the
article there is background information to help with further research.
13 Twisted Tales By
the Brothers Grimm
Fairytale Language of the Brothers Grimm - How the Brothers Grimm went hunting for fairytales, accidentally
changed the course of historical linguistics, and kickstarted a new field of
scholarship in folklore.
National Endowment of the Humanities: How the Brothers Grimm Saved the Fairy-Tale
ADDITIONAL CULTURAL RESOURCES
Celebrating the Continent of Africa
Celebrating the Country of India
Celebrating the Country of Turkey
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Karen Chace 2021 ©
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